Gender & Crime

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Why might female crime be 'ignored'?
smaller sample size, less crime in media, fear of feminist backlash
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Heidensohn, ignoring female crime.
80% of offenders are men, men study what interests them, theories are often gender blind, female crimes traditionally boring.
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Pollack, validity of statistics (1950)
female crimes go unreported, gender roles allow women to get away with crimes, prostitution is not seen as a crime.
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The Chivalry Thesis
Pollack, most men run the justice system therefore they are more likely to be lenient towards women.
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AO2 of Chivalry Thesis
women are often given tougher sentences if they do not fulfill their expected traditional role
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Heidensohn, ignoring female crime.

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80% of offenders are men, men study what interests them, theories are often gender blind, female crimes traditionally boring.

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Pollack, validity of statistics (1950)

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The Chivalry Thesis

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