The Theories Of Women 's Involvement Essay

1551 Words Jan 13th, 2015 7 Pages
Women have never been as conspicuous as their male partners in criminology, to such an extent, they can be said to have been overlooked for a long time and it was not until the turn of the twentieth century that women who carried out law violations were truly included in criminological talk. The approach of the women 's activist developments all through this time starting with the suffragettes to the current Fawcett commission built in 2003, has seen the acknowledgment of women ' rights and the battle for "equity" apparently at an end. At the same time as we will see, non-women 's activist clarifications for female culpability still leave much to be coveted of as most parts of criminology alongside society seems, by all accounts, to be married to the ordinary and cliché perspectives of ladies, with the women 's activist clarifications throwing another view on how ladies should be considered inside the field of criminology. This Essay aims to discuss and evaluate the various criminological explanations of women 's involvement in crime, and suggest possibilities that obviate the traditional reasoning which passes female criminality off as purely biological. The discussion of the criminological explanations will take on two focal threads: why some women commit crime and why the majority do not. Using government statistics from England and Wales, specifically those after the second wave of the feminist movement in the 1960s and the present day, incidence, types and trends of…

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