Women have always been thought of as the weaker sex and Sociologists such as Heidensohn argue that men see the need to protect women. Police are more likely to caution a woman for shop lifting than they are a man. Flood-Page et al found that one in eleven female offenders had been cautioned and prosecuted in comparison to one in seven males. Women are also less likely to be prosecuted for an offence and found guilty of offences by juries. This is because women (especially when they have children) are seen first and foremost in the expressive role (mothering and caring).
There are a lot of gender differences in patterns of crime, from which gender commit more crime to which crimes each gender commits more of. In this essay I will be giving explanations on why this different patterns in crime for gender happen. Men have a higher crime rate than women but the gap in this crime rate is slowly closing in recent years. Some Sociobiologists have the explanation that it is biological for the reason women are less likely to commit crimes than men. They argue that women have a more natural desire to be caring and this does not correspond to the values of crime, so they are less likely to offend due to them not having the nature to commit the crime.
Outline and assess feminist explanations of crime and deviance. Feminist views toward crime and deviance usually challenge the theories, concepts, methods and assumptions of most of the people already involved in the study of crime. They believe that in most condition men dominate the subject of crime and validate more on the male subject. Feminist essentially outline that most crime is caused by men as they appear to offend six or seven times more than a women and through figures such as self-report studies men are still the majority. Crime and deviance is an issue in society however due to women being socially controlled within the patriarchal society it means they are less like to commit crime and therefore have a lower rate.
Women as a result of their backgrounds and concerns have a harder time doing time than men do. There are not as many riots and attacks in women’s prisons as there are in men’s. Perhaps a better way to classify prisoners is group them according to needs. Some prisoners have families and some do not. Some prisoners are loners others are drug users.
Since we live in a patriarchal society, and have since the beginning of time, women are more known for supporting the male in whatever his role is, and staying behind the scene. Women in the drug game were almost nonexistent as men felt that women were not strong or wise enough to handle such dangerous and demanding situations. This however, is not the case in either Dorm Room Dealers or Cocaine Kids. While there weren’t many women in the forefront selling drugs, Kitty, Cecelia, and Stopper certainly defied the norm as female drug dealers. Kitty, however, fit more so in the background as her role was not as instrumental in the actual scheme of selling drugs.
Women do not have mentally tough enough to survive and physically strong enough that is 2 reasons to convince the reader that the author offers. However, although the author give some credibly example to show women get high-stress but it just happened some women. Almost women can work in high stress environment better than men. Darren Gaves give two of three argument is right but overall supporting the last argument are overgenalised and lack
A couple of examples are spousal murder and rape. (Gen 14 2012, p.24-26) Women who murder their husbands no matter what the circumstances find it hard to be treated sympathetically by the justice system. This is due to the historical cultural stereotypes of women and the Judicial Myopia of the judges and courts. (Gen 14 2012, p.23) Historically men are given greater latitude when it comes to spousal murder as women are seen as a man’s possession and any deviance from that is provocation. (Gen 14 2012, p.24) Women find it difficult to plead provocation as they are expected to be submissive whereas male stereotypes suggests it is acceptable to be aggressive and abusive to keep the women obedient and in her place.
Women in Law Enforcement Women began working in law enforcement in America as early as the 1840s. How long does it take to make significant progress in a career field to be given more responsibility, to be promoted for good performance, to be entrusted with the same duties as others in the same job? For female police officers, who had to battle their way toward some appearance of equality with their male counterparts in uniforms, it was a long wait well over a hundred years. As early as the 1840s, when six prison matrons were appointed in New York City to watch over women inmates at the city prison and on Blackwell’s Island (later known as Roosevelt Island), in the East River, women in law enforcement were only grudgingly allowed to serve in cities across the nation. They had to fight repeatedly for the right to patrol the streets.
In the same study women sports only comprise 6.3% airtime compared to 91.4% of men overall. Women are generally not accepted in sports because sports are seen as a male “only club” because people do not look at women in the same light as being strong and skilled. Women are stereotyped to be feminine and in fact a study by Kane (1989) proved that women who participated in more “socially accepted” sports
Other women drove trucks, but few actually participated in heavy industries. This would not be the case in World War II, but women in 1917 still faced much gender discrimination. Those women who did take new jobs during the war lost them immediately when men returned from Europe. Nevertheless, the participation of women in the war was very significant—not only for the nation, but their own cause. (Bowles,