Turning to crime: Biology: Gender: Wilson & Daly

HideShow resource information
Year of Study?
1985
1 of 8
Aim?
To research competitiveness, risk-taking and violence: The Young Male Syndrome
2 of 8
How many recorded "social conflict" crimes were there?
212 (victim and offender unrelated)
3 of 8
How many "social conflict" crimes could be classified by motive?
180
4 of 8
How many cases of what they called "escalated showing off disputes" were there?
29 cases
5 of 8
What percentage of male offenders were classed as "escalated showing off disputes"?
89%
6 of 8
What percentage of male victims were classed as "escalated showing off disputes"?
97%
7 of 8
What conclusion did the researchers make?
Risk taking represents a gender specific behaviour strategy that males have evolved to ensure that they get access to as many females as possible
8 of 8

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Aim?

Back

To research competitiveness, risk-taking and violence: The Young Male Syndrome

Card 3

Front

How many recorded "social conflict" crimes were there?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

How many "social conflict" crimes could be classified by motive?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

How many cases of what they called "escalated showing off disputes" were there?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all Crininological and Forensic Psychology resources »