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1

What did Heidenshohn claim?

"Gender differences are the most significant feature of recorded crime"

2

Give some statistics on gender differences in crime and explain what these show

The male to female prison population is 20:1. This could suggest that males are more likely to offend or that female crime is underreported. Also, by the age of 40, 32% of males had a criminal conviction, compared with 9% of females. This may indicate less severe punishments for crimes committed by women.