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Tuesday, August 30th Class Notes

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Tuesday, August 30th Class Notes CRCJ 3385

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Women and Crime
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Taylor Ferguson on Tuesday August 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to CRCJ 3385 at University of Texas at Arlington taught by Sayed in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Women and Crime in Criminal Justice at University of Texas at Arlington.


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Date Created: 08/30/16
Concepts of Gender Sex v Gender - In U.Srdthere are generally 2 sexes - The 3 classification, intersex, is largely ignored or unknown - Many things in society are separated by male and female genders - There are 3 major gender differences: o Physical- there are undeniable physical differences generally between the gender o Emotional- emotions are generally considered a female trait, males who are emotional are considered feminine o Intellectual- this was previously the provider but has shifted more with the times - Some think that the biological differences lead to all other differences. - Darwin’s Theory of Sexual Selection- success is the passing on of genes o Females are considered more selective of their partners due to biologically having less of a chance of passing on their genes o On a criminal level, females have to be safer and therefor participate in less risky behavior. Gender Behavior - Study: boys in pink, girls in blue, the boys were socialized more by the caregivers and girls were allowed more unsupervised time and climbed on things - Based on gender, people generally get pushed towards a role - Gender can lead to infanticide, in some countries, males are valued over females, and terminate female pregnancy - In Afghanistan orphanage males were kept, but females were kicked out because females had a better chance of adoption Equality/Equity - Patriarchy- males are biologically better than females. - Equity- being fair with consideration of handicaps - Equality- being equal/same Invisible Women - Can be separated in three categories: o Offenders o Victims o Professionals - Most studies don’t include females - Males face sexism when crimes against them are ignored because they are typically female crimes - Belief that dealing with male offenders require men


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