"Women and Crime": The Female Offender

@article{ChesneyLind1986WomenAC,
  title={"Women and Crime": The Female Offender},
  author={Meda Chesney-Lind},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={1986},
  volume={12},
  pages={78 - 96}
}
  • Meda Chesney-Lind
  • Published 1986
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Placing the discussion of women's crime and the response it evokes into an explicitly feminist perspective requires use of what will be for some an unfamiliar approach to crime-one that acknowledges its social context of patriarchy. While criminals are generally thought to be very different from "normal" people, the majority are actually "ordinary individuals who, for the most part, engage in sporadic and unskilled crimes."' The role played by social-control agencies-the police, the courts, the… Expand

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