Theorists on feminism and crime

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Pollack
Women better at concealing crime. Women's domestic roles make it easier to hide crime (child abuse).
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Steffensmeier
Chivalry theory. Women's motives are not violent.
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Cambell
Self reports: females commit more crime than is recorded.
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Allen
Women more likely to be given psychiatric care rather than prison.
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Shacklady-Smith
Female delinquents more likely to be given custodial sentence compared to males.
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Heidensohn
Women treated more harshly by police/courts. Once made guilty, they are treated worse.
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Statistic to show men commit more crime.
80% of offenders are male.
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Adler
Female crime rate increasing due to women's liberation. More opportunity to commit crime in public domain.
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Evaluation of Adler
Most female criminals are WC, the group least affected by women's liberation. If Adler was correct we would see an increase in MC women comitting crime.
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Pat Carlen (Evaluation of Adler)
39 women ages 15-46 convicted of one or more crimes: Mostly WC.
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Sex Role Theory (Sutherland)
Boys and girls are socialised differently. Girls are more closely supervised and more strictly controlled
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Pete Langley - Get Revising founder

really handy summary of main theorists on feminism and crime and what they said

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