Liberation Theology

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What is Liberation Theology?
The idea that if society becomes less patriarchal and more equal, women's crime rates will become similar to mens
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Who put forward the 'Liberation Thesis'?
Freda ADLER
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What does ADLER argue will happen to women's crime as they become more liberated?
As they become more liberated from patriarchy their crimes will become as frequent and serious as mens
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How have changes in the structure of society led to changes in women's offending behaviour?
As patriarchal controls and discrimination has lessened, and opportunities in work and education have become more equal, women have adopted traditionally 'male' roles in both work and crime
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What evidence is there to support Liberation Theology?
Both the overall rate of female offending and share of offences has gone up. e.g. between the 1950s and 1990s, the female share of offences rose from 1 in 7 to 1 in 6
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What is a Ladette?
a young woman who behaves in a manner similar to a young man, by being boisterous and loud and drinking to excess.
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In 2009 how many Ladettes were detained in police custody every hour? Why?
10. For some form of violent crime
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Give a criticism on Adler's theory (Crime rate)
The female crime rate began rising in the 1950s - long before the women's liberation movement which emerged in the late 60s
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