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Flashcards in Critique of 'malestream' criminology Deck (7):
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Women virtually ignored as

victims and offenders

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Theories developed from studies of males are generalised to

everyone

3

Criminology is based on the

'male experience'

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Sexist gender stereotypes reproduced as 'theory', such as the

sexualisation of female deviance

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Critique of positivist...

theorising/methods

6

Feminist...

standpointism

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HEIDENSOHN (1996) argued that descriptions of deviance often:
"...define the delinquent as unmistakably and exclusively male...there is no balance of equality in these accounts, female figures are whisked on and off the stage... who have

no lines to say."