Feminist approaches to crime and deviance

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1. What is Radical feminism?

  • 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
  • Based on bringing women into agenda by showing how have been ignored, then greater understanding of female deviance, new theories for both genders
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2. What is the gender ratio of offenders?

  • 80% male, 20% female
  • 80% female, 20% male
  • 50% male 50% female

3. What is Liberal 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

4. Which radical feminist studies male violence against women?

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

5. 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

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