Gender and Patterns of crime

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1. 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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2. 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

3. What is the evidence for Liberation theory?

  • Between 1981-1997 number of girls under 18 convicted for violent offences in Eng/Wales doubled, A Demos survey of 2,000 UK women between 18-24 1 in 8 respondants said acceptable to use physical violence to get what they wanted
  • Between 1984-1999 number of girls under 16 convicted for violent offences in Eng/Wales doubled, A Demos survey of 2,000 UK women between 18-24 1 in 8 respondants said acceptable to use physical violence to get what they wanted
  • Between 1981-1997 number of girls under 18 convicted for violent offences in Eng/Wales doubled, A Demos survey of 2,000 UK women between 18-26 1 in 9 respondants said acceptable to use physical violence to get what they wanted

4. What can this explanation be undermined by?

  • Commitment to the rules may be undermined by ethnicity and age
  • Commitment to the rules may be undermined by social class and age
  • Commitment to the rules may be undermined by social class and ethnicity

5. What two sociologists review the debate on female crime and what do they say about Adler's controversial theory?

  • Carlen and Denscombe - If female crime has increased it is more likely to be due to unemployment and inadequate welfare benefits. Most female criminals have lower class backgrounds and are the least likely to have been touched by women's liberation.
  • Box and Hale - If female crime has increased it is more likely to be due to unemployment and inadequate welfare benefits. Most female criminals have lower class backgrounds and are the least likely to have been touched by women's liberation.
  • Croall and Hale - If female crime has increased it is more likely to be due to unemployment and inadequate welfare benefits. Most female criminals have lower class backgrounds and are the least likely to have been touched by women's liberation.

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