Feminist approaches to crime and deviance

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1. What is Postmodern feminsim?

  • Criminolgy reflects male concerns, 'transgressive criminology' tied to males, never answer female questions, ask what can criminology do for feminism, look at legal & illegal activities that harm women, go beyond boundaries of criminology
  • Stress on the position of men and women in general and with reference to crime, can only be understood by locating males and females within context of society divided by sexism and capitalism
  • Only way to understand crime is through female perspective, research should assume all men prepared to commit crimes against women if given the chance, women make own theories to explain c&d that include threat from men
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2. What are the four reasons for malestream criminolgy?

  • Male dominance of offenders, Male domination of sociology, Vicarious identification (funders are usually male so fund interest studies), Sociological theorising (theories ignore females
  • Male dominance of offenders, Male domination of sociology, Vicarious identification (male interests stuidied, in crime is marginal and exciting), Sociological theorising (theories ignore females)
  • Male dominance of offenders, Male domination of sociology, Vicarious identification (male interests stuidied, in crime is marginal and exciting), Male economic success (male sociologists have funding for male studies)

3. Which two Postmodern feminists are particularly important?

  • Smart & Cain - argue criminology reflect male concerns, Smart introduced transegressive criminology, look at how women stay in at night to avoid becoming victims, domestic violence, **** cases as majority of victims
  • Smart & Cain - argue criminology reflect male concerns, Cain introduced transegressive criminology, look at how women stay in at night to avoid becoming victims, domestic violence, **** cases as majority of victims
  • Leopard & Smart - argue criminology reflect male concerns, Smart introduced transegressive criminology, look at how women stay in at night to avoid becoming victims, domestic violence, **** cases as majority of victims

4. What is malestream criminology and which feminist said it?

  • Cain - Criminology overfocusing on male offending at the expense of female offending
  • Heidensohn - Criminology overfocusing on male offending at the expense of female offending
  • Dworkin - Criminology overfocusing on male offending at the expense of female offending

5. What does Dworkin believe about ***********?

  • Thinks it was worse in 60's and 70's as not realistic of women
  • Is graphic, sexually explicit subdorniation of women, reflects male domination over women, every feminist must be anti-***********, wanted to make it illegal in USA as form of sex discrimination
  • No study done on it

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