Feminist approaches to crime and deviance

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1. What is the evaluation of Heidensohn?

  • Sociology has developed since then, more research on gender and crime (eg domestic violence - Dobash & Dobash)
  • Sociology hasnt developed since then, still no research on gender and crime
  • Psychology has research on gender and crime so sociology doesnt need it as much
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2. What is Marxism feminism?

  • 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
  • Based on bringing women into agenda by showing how have been ignored, then greater understanding of female deviance, new theories for both genders
  • 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

3. What is Postmodern feminsim?

  • 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
  • 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

4. Which radical feminist studies male violence against women?

  • Heidensohn - This violence is a definning feature of our male-supremacist culture, where ****, prositution, *********** are inevitable expressions of gender norms
  • Dworkin - This violence is a definning feature of our male-supremacist culture, where ****, prositution, *********** are inevitable expressions of gender norms
  • Ansley - This violence is a definning feature of our male-supremacist culture, where ****, prositution, *********** are inevitable expressions of gender norms

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

  • 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
  • Thinks it was worse in 60's and 70's as not realistic of women

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