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Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice
Joanna Pearson
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nisha Bhakta on Wednesday September 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to crj 305 at Arizona State University taught by Joanna Pearson in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 35 views. For similar materials see Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.

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Date Created: 09/14/16
Crj 305 – Gender, Crime, Criminal Justice Chapter 1 (August 25, 2016)  Invisibility of Women and Girls in Crime o 3 areas  Women and girls as offenders  Gender is the strongest factors indicating a person’s likelihood to break the law  Women’s incarceration rates are increasing  Women and girls as victims  Women professionals in the criminal legal system o Increase in pro-feminist research getting more info about women into the world  Sex Versus Gender - Vocabulary o Sex differences: Biological o Gender differences: Ascribed by society and related to expected social roles; Rooted in inequality o Sexism: Discrimination based on gender o Patriarchy  Social, legal, and political climate that values male dominance  Gender differences are equated to sex differences  Laws are from men’s standpoint o Jurisprudence: Philosophy or science of law (how we think about the law)  Feminism o 2 definitions  Struggle to end sexist oppression  Part of a larger movement to end domination in all of its forms o 3 myths  Lacks objectivity  Narrowly focuses on women  Only one feminist perspective  5 types o Liberal (most basic and one of the first)  Want access to equality in education and employment o Marxist (capitalism is the problem and it is the reason why women are oppressed)  The class system forces women to depend on men (it should be abolished) o Socialist (capitalism and patriarchy are the problems) o Radical (only patriarchy is the problem) o Post- modern  Women’s experiences differ based on class, race, sexual orientation, cultural lines, nationality, ethnicity, religion  Feminist method o Standpoint theory: Start with acknowledgment that one’s social situation enables and sets limits on what one can know and has to be taken into account when starting a research design


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