Role Of Female Delinquency

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This criminal justice study will define the discrepancies of male and female gender roles in the identification of the causes and commonalities of patriarchal victimization of female delinquency. The common causes of female delinquency tend to rely on criminal activity related to running away from abusive environments (physically, sexually, mentally), which contrasts the more aggressive aspects of male delinquency as a discrepancy of criminal violations. In many cases, females tend to dictate gender-based aspects of submissive/passive behavior as a female trait that is based on the primarily aggressive traits of patriarchal social norms in modern society. These discrepancies identify the causal roots of female delinquency as part of the marginalization …show more content…
In this manner, the major differences between delinquent behavior in boys and girls are based on differing types of crimes and criminal reactions to life at home. The modern evaluation of juvenile delinquency has been recently defined through the context of gender to help identify certain patterns of causality. This late 20th and early 21st century evaluation of female delinquency has helped to gauge the differing aspects of behavior that have been linked to certain types of criminal activity. The common gender role allocation for female delinquents defines the differentiation between male delinquent crimes in terms of the patriarchal context of the family environment as a primary cause for this social …show more content…
For instance, family abuse is a major cause in the rise of female delinquency due to the aggressive role of male father figures in the household: “Family abuse, while also affecting boys, is especially important in the causal factors of female delinquency and crime in the United states” (Akers, 1999, p.201). In this broader sociological and biological context, it is important to understand the impact of female delinquency as part of social norms geared more towards a dominant patriarchal identity in the criminal underworld. The gender allocation for female delinquents is often based on the common sexual and physical traits of abuse that cause girls to become involved in crimes related to sexuality. These abuse patterns suggest that the overarching patriarchal structure of sex trade and the abusive home environment present increasing rates of passive/submissive abuse related to victimization. In American society, these higher rates of juvenile female crimes are related to illegal activities related to male-based aggressive in the sex trade and in other aspects of sexual abuse under patriarchal control. More sop, the historical trend of gender role studies related to patriarchal values have been an ongoing aspect of identifying important features of female victimization by men in the juvenile age

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