Gender and Patterns of crime

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1. What sociologist suggests 3 inter-related factors that motivate females to commit crime and what are they?

  • Croall - To fund a drug habit (Shop lifting/prostitution) , Desire for excitment (Like Katz and Lyng say males do) and conspicuous consumption of good e.g designer label clothing (Often targeted by shop lifters)
  • Adler - To fund a drug habit (Shop lifting/prostitution) , Desire for excitment (Like Katz and Lyng say males do) and conspicuous consumption of good e.g designer label clothing (Often targeted by shop lifters)
  • Denscombe - To fund a drug habit (Shop lifting/prostitution) , Desire for excitment (Like Katz and Lyng say males do) and conspicuous consumption of good e.g designer label clothing (Often targeted by shop lifters)
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2. What are further negetive evaluations of Messerschmidt?

  • Weak & stereotypical view of women, esp w/c or ethnic minority, ignore politically motivated crimes, men that reject controlling women, exagerrates role of masculinity in crime, Majority dont commit crime to get hegemonic goals
  • Negetive & stereotypical view of men, esp w/c or ethnic minority, ignore politically motivated crimes, men that reject controlling women, exagerrates role of masculinity in crime, Majority dont commit crime to get hegemonic goals
  • Negetive & stereotypical view of men, esp w/c or ethnic minority, ignore politically motivated crimes, men that reject controlling women,under-plays role of masculinity in crime, Majority dont commit crime to get hegemonic goals

3. How many percent of those sentenced in 2006 were male and of them under 18?

  • 75% male, 7% under 18
  • 80% male, 7% under 18
  • 95% male, 7% under 18

4. What is an evaluation of rational choices?

  • Carlen fails to explain why some women in poverty dont commit crime
  • Carlen fails to explain why many women in poverty dont commit crime
  • Carlen fails to explain why many men in poverty dont commit crime

5. Who supports edgework and how?

  • Katz - Violence in terms of the thrill & power excercised over others is rational in context of achieving the goals of hegemonic masculinity
  • Matza - Violence in terms of the thrill & power excercised over others is rational in context of achieving the goals of hegemonic masculinity
  • Croall - Violence in terms of the thrill & power excercised over others is rational in context of achieving the goals of hegemonic masculinity

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