WomenCJCh2(S03)

WomenCJCh2(S03) - CHAPTER TWO CRITIQUING CRIMINOLOGICAL...

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CHAPTER TWO CRITIQUING CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORIES
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Invisible “Criminology, it seems, is mainly about academic men studying criminal men and, at best, it would appear that women represent only a specialism, not the standard fare.” Ngaire Naffine (1996)
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Criminological Theories Explain why some males commit crime, but not females Implications of “male only” experiences Theories are about male crime Not really a general theory Why have females been left out?
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Recent Changes 1980s—females in prison tripled 1994—1 out of every 130 women were in prison, jail or on probation Research is starting to include women
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School of Criminological Theories Traditional Strain Differential association Labeling Social control Marxist/radical Women’s liberation
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Traditional (late 19 th -mid 20 th centuries) Cesare Lombroso Biological determinism Assumptions Individual characteristics responsible for female criminal behavior
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