Gender and Patterns of crime

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1. 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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2. 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

3. What is the rational choices explaination and who studied it?

  • Adler - W/c women commit crime as lack controls to prevent it (family/work) so criminal women often have no qualifications to get legal work, often in poverty, on benefits, family abuse/homeless, only way to live decently, criminal recrord reinforce
  • Carlen - W/c women commit crime as lack controls to prevent it (family/work) so criminal women often have no qualifications to get legal work, often in poverty, on benefits, family abuse/homeless, only way to live decently, criminal recrord reinforce
  • Walklate-W/c women commit crime as lack controls to prevent it (family/work) so criminal women often have no qualifications to get legal work, often in poverty, on benefits, family abuse/homeless, only way to live decently, criminal recrord reinforce

4. What does Messerschmidt say about the study of criminology?

  • Most crime is commited by men so it must include a detailed study of masculine values. Argues past criminology fails to deal with this link.
  • Most crime is commited by working class men so it must include a detailed study of w/c masculine values. Argues past criminology fails to deal with this link.
  • Most crime is commited by young men so it must include a detailed study of young masculine values. Argues past criminology fails to deal with this link.

5. Which theorist influenced Katz and how?

  • Matza -Constructing male identity in contemporary society is difficult, most youths in 'state of dirft' unsure of identity/place in society, most young w/cmales is boredom/crime, Any event that gives identity is good eg offender/employee, gang member
  • Matza - Constructing male identity in contemporary society is difficult, most youths in 'state of dirft' unsure of identity/place in society, most young males is boredom/crisis, Any event that gives identity is good eg offender/employee, gang member
  • Matza - Constructing male identity in contemporary society is difficult, most youths in 'state of dirft' unsure of identity/place in society, most young males is pleasure, Any event that gives identity is good eg offender/employee, gang member

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