Gender, crime and justice . Crime and Deviance . You will be able to . Understand the main gender differences in recorded patterns of offending, Understand and evaluate the debates about the treatment of men and women in the criminal justice system,
One of the most common crimes committed by women is shoplifting suggest three reasons for this ?
Shoplifting is less likely to be reported
Prostitution is less likely to be reported by the “seller” or the “buyer”
Women are less likely to be prosecuted by the police
the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight;courage, honour, justice, and a readiness to help the weak (especially women)
Which of these methods is the best one in order to get reliable data ?
Read through the bias against women section in your handbook and write down and mini paragraph which summarises it.
You have 10 minutes to complete this task
What is it about ‘being male’ that leads men to offend?
Subordination of women
Heterosexism – desire women
...to assert their hegemonic masculinity
Middle class – white collar / corporate crime
Working class – street robbery = subordinate masculinity
Read through Carlen sub section and summarise the concept of class and gender deals including evaluation