Gender Inequality In Crime

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There are many predictors for crime such as age, race, and class and so on. However, the best predictor is gender as there is a gender gap between men and women for committing crime. Even in policy reflect in the law, women are usually favored to receive lighter sentence for the same offence compared to males, rarely receive the death penalty and are often looked at in a more favored light by judges and juries. There are theories of why there is gap between the genders such as the socialization for the genders, having androcentric biases in crime theories, or the “power-control” theory. Nonetheless, the female crime gets closer to males when women have more equality and freedom in their society, which thus gives them more opportunity to commit …show more content…
He killed three teenagers, injured three more teenagers and surrendered the same day of the shooting. He is one of the many male school shooters in history but what sets him aside from the rest was his lack of remorse and motive for the shooting. When he entered the courtroom, he removed his dress shirt to reveal a handwritten t-shirt that said “Killer” scrawled across the front. After receiving his sentence, Lane addressed the victims’ families and the courtroom by saying, “This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory. Fuck all of you,” while giving the middle finger. Lane was tried as an adult and was given three life sentences. In 2014, he escaped the prison he was in but was recaptured the following …show more content…
Lane” in its title. In 2009 Spencer was denied parole and CBS8 had called simply called her “[the] School Shooter Brenda Spencer” in its title. Even eight years earlier, Spencer had tried to get parole and when she was denied, USA Today had simply put as their title “Parole denied in school shooting” with no mention of Spencer’s name in the title. With Lane receiving the adjective “notorious” before his title of being a school shooter, it provokes a certain feeling to the readers of the article. It makes sure that we are aware that Lane is a particular bad person because of his actions while Spencer is simply called a school shooter or even something more easily to digest as being a “parolee.” In an NY Daily News article, the author refers to Lane as a “psychopath” while Spencer was never referred to an author as a “psychopath” or the

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