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Conflict Theory Takes the perspective that deviance is a reflection or social inequality Links Deviance to Power in 3 ways: Norms reflect the interests of the powerful Those with power can resist a deviant label Laws may be unequal Deviance and Capitalism—those who interfere with the operation of capitalism may be labeled a deviant
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Gender and Crime 2 strong gender norms: Sexuality/physical attractiveness Female nurturant roles Male vs. Female labels i.e. shoplifting Moral Development Females make decisions based on compassion and empathy Not likely to do things that will injure others Social Controls Greater supervision and surveillance Increased attachments reduce the influence of nonconventional pressures Reduced opportunity for crime
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Gender Theory Criminal Opportunity Jobs less likely to provide opportunity for crime Accounts for females lower involvement in certain offenses (minor property crimes)
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course SOCL 2025 taught by Professor Jueng during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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