Gender patterns in crime

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Four out of five convicted offenders in England and Wales are...
Male
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By the age of 40, 9% of females had a criminal conviction, as against ??? of males
32%
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who are more likely to be convicted of property offences, women or men?
women
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who are more likely to be convited of violence or sexual offences, women or men?
men
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what female crimes are less likely to be reported
shoplifting, prostitution, property crime
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even when womens crimes are detected or reported, they are...
less likely to be prosecuted, or, if prosecuted, more likely to be let off relatively lightly
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what is the chivaly thesis?
the thesis agues that most criminal justice agents are men and are socialised to act in a 'chivalrous' way towardswomen. thus, they are more leniant with women.
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what is 'double standards'
courts punish girls but not boys for premature or promiscuous sexual activity
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what do feminists think about the criminal justice system?
it is patriarchal
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what does sandra walklate argue?
in **** cases, it is not the defendant who is on trial, but the victim, since she has to prove her respectability in order to have her evidence accepted.
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what do official statistics show, generally?
that men commit more crime than women.
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By the age of 40, 9% of females had a criminal conviction, as against ??? of males

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32%

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who are more likely to be convited of violence or sexual offences, women or men?

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what female crimes are less likely to be reported

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