What is the feminist theory on crime?
Society is patriarchal. Male of domination of society:
- Controls women’s lives which prevents female criminality.
- Creates crime by men against women.
What is the feminist critique of malestream criminology?
Feminist theories criticise sociology for being malestream - by men, about men, for men. Criminology, as a part of sociology is accused of being malestream as it ignore female criminality as it ignores female criminality and victimisation.
Why do women commit crime according to Carlen?
Women commit crime when the class and gender deals are broke and women have nothing to lose.
Why are women less criminal than men according to feminists?
The formation of gender identities - women are less criminal than men + why men are more prone to criminality.
Why do women commit crime according to Messerschmidt?
Argues violence can be a means of achieving masculinty.
How are women treated by CJS according to Smart?
Female offenders are treated as double deviants. 1st - for breaking the law, 2nd - for breaking the norms regarding tradtional gender roles. Judges pass sentences according to women’s perecieved respectablity, e.g. is she a good mother, the clothes she wore as a victim. CJS mistreats female victims of crime by victimising them. 1st - when they were the victim of the crime, 2nd - in court when they have to give evidence against the offender.
What types of crime are women more likely to be victims of?
Domestic abuse - tend to be victims of crime by the people they know.