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the generalization problem

the question of whether it is possible to explain female criminality with theories that were developed to explain male criminality

2

power-control theory

emphasizes the socialization by parents in the differences between boys and girls risk-taking behaviours

3

actions taken by others that deter individuals from participating in crime

informal sanctions

4

punishments or corrections carried out by official organizations to deter an action

formal sanctions

5

theory that examines how individuals cope with strain emotionally and behaviourally

general strain theory

6

factors that shape the impact of a certain cause/correlate of crime

conditioning factors

7

a society's unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between men and women

gender stratification

8

as women gain power and are under less social controls, they have more opportunities to commit crimes

liberation hypothesis

9

economic circumstances of poor women have worsened in comparison to men

economic marginalization hypothesis

10

police are more likely now to charge females with crimes because of gender equality

changing criminal justice practices hypothesis