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CRCJ 3385 : Women and Crime (1 Week notes)

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CRCJ 3385 : Women and Crime (1 Week notes) CRCJ 3385

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Notes from the first section of the Textbook "Women and Crime: A text/reader" 2nd edition. This information will also be included in the midterm.
Women and Crime
Jaya B. Davis
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Criminal Justice, CRCJ 3385, Women and Crime




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Date Created: 01/22/16
CRCJ 3385: Women and Crime (1 Week notes) Section 1 – Introduction  The influence of feminism on women and crime   Sex : biological and physiological   Gender : how society identifies you Second wave feminism  They mostly focused on the works done by the white liberal feminist. This was during the women liberation movement.  Third wave feminism  Addresses the multiple, diverse perspectives of women. For example, race,  ethnicity/nationality, and sexuality.   There was an increase number of women in the male workforce 5 topic areas that dealt with women and crime 1. Domestic violence/intimate partner violence 2. Gender specific programming and policies 3. Gender differences in criminal behavior 4. Victimization of women 5. International perspectives on women and crime Women who offend…  Prostitution  Questions: Why was there relatively no study of women and criminal justice prior to 1960’s and 1970’s?  Not many women in the field  Women were known to work as teachers, secretaries, or help in the kitchen  Male dominance in the field What changed in the 1960’s and 1970’s that led to an increase in study of women and criminal  justice?   Civil rights movement  Women liberation movement (women are equal to men)  Vietnam war movement  Victim rights movement  o Women are victims in certain offenses. Ex: domestic violence in  Women as victims and offenders  As victims As offenders Minority of all victimization, majority of  Gender gap – offense type  specific victimization. (men commit violent crimes) Known offender  Violation of socially proscribed gender roles Repeat victimization by criminal justice  Reasons as to why victims may be victimized again   Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  Credibility  Shame   Case does not go to trial Is there an intersection of victimization and offending?  Yes, because women can be abuse, which leads them to offense.  DATA SOURCES ON WOMEN AS VICTIMS AND OFFENDERS  Uniform crime reports (UCR) o Not reliable because they are based on arrest o This database includes age, gender, race, and region o Dark figure of crime   Victimization surveys (NCVS, NVAWS,etc.) o Trends in crime rates o Excludes under 12yrs old (NCVS)  They would have to file the situation


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