Feminist approaches to crime and deviance

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1. What is the evaluation of Dworkin?

  • Views can be seen as extreme & controversial, many less radical feminists would not identify sexual relationships between men and women as being inevitably patriarchal
  • Views can be seen as extreme & controversial, many less radical feminists would not identify sexual relationships between men and women as being inevitably matriarchal
  • Views can be seen as traditional & unchallenging, many less radical feminists would identify sexual relationships between men and women as being inevitably patriarchal
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2. 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

3. What is Radical feminism?

  • 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
  • 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. 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 dworking believe about ****?

  • Rape, intercourse and pornogrphy are three focal elemts of male supremacy, intercourse is basically **** as women cant consent as coercied by system, esp in prositution, fits gender roles, need to be eliminated, matial **** legal in USA til 2003
  • Rape, intercourse and pornogrphy are three focal elemts of female supremacy, intercourse is basically **** as women cant consent as coercied by system, esp in prositution, fits gender roles, need to be eliminated, matial **** legal in UK til 2003
  • Rape, intercourse and pornogrphy are three focal elemts of male supremacy, intercourse is nothing like **** as women cant consent as coercied by system, esp in prositution, fits gender roles, need to be eliminated, matial **** legal in USA til 2003

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