Are Women More Aggressive? Committing Violent Crimes Today?

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The principal goal of this article is to understand ‘Are women more aggressive in committing violent crimes today than in the past?’ Authors decided to use data from the prison, collected by Ward and his colleagues (Ward, Jackson, & Ward, 1969) 40 years while they examined the nature of women’s violent offenses on demand of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence. The authors of this study primary need is to examine whether and how the characteristics and crimes of incarcerated female offenders have changed. Consequently they try to explain the observed patterns in women’s crimes of violence over the last third of the 20th century.

To draw comparisons with Ward et al.’s findings, researchers rely on the survey data and on recent research — both quantitative and qualitative — on women’s involvement in criminal violence. Main Finding(s) (Kruttschnitt C. and Gartner R. & Hussemann J., 2008):
The the central questions the authors dressed in the present study is the same as the question which has been addressed in 1969 — are women more aggressive in committing violent crimes today.
Principally, the increases in female offending were linked to changing gender roles early in the 20th century (Bishop, 1931).
Freda Adler’s (1975) sensationalize of data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reports (UCRs), in concert with second-wave feminism, that contributed to a surge in scholarly and media discourse on women
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