The Theory That Women Offenders Who Commit Crimes Have Been Ignored Or Stereotyped Within Traditional Criminology

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1. Feminist criminology is the analyzing theory that women offenders who commit crimes have been ignored or stereotyped within traditional criminology. Women who have studied criminology have brought to attention the “gender ratio” problem. Why is it that women are less susceptible to commit crimes and men are more susceptible to commit crimes? The main problem is that gender does matter and it should not be ignored. Women advocates such as Freda Adler, Meda Chesney-Lind, Kathleen Daly, and Sally Simpson believe that the inequality of political, economic, and social powers and wealth are the root causes of criminal behavior in females. American feminism originated in 1848 at a women 's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York where a “Declarations of Sentiments and Resolutions” was passed. The first part of feminism was anti-slavery oriented and requested the emancipation of people everywhere who were being unsurped and exploited. It came to an end in 1920 with the 19th amendment passage, giving women the right to vote. The second-wave of feminism erupted in the late 1960 's and was named the “women 's liberation movement”. It was devoted to greater social, political, and economic quality. The focus was the emancipation of women and liberal correctives to the women 's role in society. The third wave of feminism started in the late 1980 's and was devoted to male dominance. Basically, it was a critical or radical movement that contemplated how society…

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