Crime

Gender and Crime

Students could be provided with a copy of the following Guardian article and asked to create a table that outlines trends pertaining to women as victims of crime, women as suspects, women as defendants, women as offenders and women as CJS staff:

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Thinking about women as offenders, the class could be split into two debate teams and tasked with arguing for the double deviance thesis or the chivalry thesis (a simple overview of these approaches can be found here:

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