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Could you please send me any information (if possible) on feminist explanations of crime or feminist theories of crime. This would be very much appreciated to aid my sociology work.

I think that the main difference between a feminist's theory on crime compared to anyone else's, is that a feminist would give more attention to the motive of the crime or the reasons behind it. For instance, was it in self-defense? Was it a gender based crime--i.e. was the person attacked because she was a woman, or because she or he was gay, or because of the color of her skin? Also, feminists theories on crime would give attention to those crimes that do directly relate to women--rape, batttery, etc...

Feminist work involves identifying these crimes, making sure that they are treated as seriously as other crimes, and penalties, too.


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