WomenCJCh3(S03) - CHAPTER THREE THE FREQUENCY AND NATURE OF...

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CHAPTER THREE THE FREQUENCY AND NATURE OF FEMALE OFFENDING
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Context Nature to female offending Extent of female offending Gender comparisons in offending Changes over time in the extent, nature and gender differences in offending
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Nature v. Extent of Offending Nature—types and seriousness of offending Extent—frequency various offenses are committed
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Arrests in 1998 OFFENSE FEMALE MALE Total 21.8% 78.2% Index 25.6% 74.4% Murder 11.2% 88.8% Larceny/Theft 34.7% 65.3% Runaway 58.2% 41.8%
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Top Crimes 1998 FEMALE Larceny Assault Drug abuse DUI Fraud Disorderly Conduct Liquor laws Agg. Assault Runaway Drunkenness MALE Drug abuse DUI Assault Larceny Drunkenness Disorderly Conduct Liquor laws Agg. Assault Burglary Vandalism
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Patterns of Offending Over Time Liberation hypothesis Options Gender-stability Gender-divergence Gender-convergence What does most research say?
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