The Gender Differences in Particular Types of Crime Essay examples

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The object of this paper is to explain gender differences in
particular types of crime. I intend to do this by using various books
and the Internet to briefly explore burglary, prostitution and crime
related to a violent nature. I also wish to include any graphs or
statistics I may find of interest and relevance to this essay.

It has been stated that the differences between men and women, and
their upbringing, has greatly influenced the crimes they commit and
whether they commit crimes at all. I personally feel that this is a
generalisation and may border on stereotyping and discrimination, for
example if you asked people who they thought would commit an offence
related to football hooliganism
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Secondly, as Bowlby suggested, "People who are deprived of motherly
affection in their infancy later are likely to become criminal".
Although this cannot be proved we can relate it back to my initial
point and conclude that people deprived of gender specific roles are
generally more likely, but not guaranteed, to commit crime.

"The women who are most likely to become criminal are the minority who
have been brought up in care, or who have rejected 'normal' family
life".Sociology, 1995.

Furthermore, it is generally believed that during childhood, girls are
supervised more closely than boys are and in turn they do not learn
the skills that are required to commit crime. This continues in to
adulthood where men are generally less supervised at work, due to
careers in the building industry and driving lorries. So not only are
they free to learn these skills but also to put them into practice and
use them. Even though childcare is more of a shared responsibility
nowadays, it is still usually largely regarded in society as a mainly
female role. This is another reason women maybe isolated from certain
crimes that men have more opportunity to discover.

One of the most common criminal acts is burglary. It tends to be a
"Predominantly male crime". Internet resource one, 2004.

This can explained as due to this particular crime…