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Gender and SOME EARLIER THEORIES.docx

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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 2416
Professor
K.Chin
Semester
Winter

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Gender and SOME EARLIER THEORIES  Until 1960s and 1970s, most theories of female crime centered around the “inherent nature of women” (their individual psychological or physiological characteristics).  Did not examine effects of the social structure, of the socialization process, or patriarchy and male dominance CESARE LOMBROSO**  Published The Female Offender, in 1903  Males more advanced than females  Female criminality innate (inherent) tendency in certain women who had not developed femininity or moral refinement  Short women with dark hair and dark skin colour were likely to become criminals  Women criminals likely to be more “masculine” than men, and might even be stronger W.I. THOMAS**
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