Crime, deviance and gender

  • Tony Lawson
  • Tim Heaton
Part of the Skills-Based Sociology book series (SBS)


  • By the end of this chapter you should:

  • have a critical understanding of statistical data on gender and crime;

  • be able to explain female involvement in crime;

  • be able to outline and evaluate theories that propose that women are less criminally inclined;

  • be familiar with debates on masculinities and crime;

  • understand and be able to assess social constructionist approaches to gender and crime;

  • appreciate how crime and the fear of crime affect the lives of women;

  • be familiar with debates and explanations of sexual and domestic violence;

  • have reflected on a student answer to an exam question;

  • have answered an exam question on crime and gender.


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© Tony Lawson and Tim Heaton 1999

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  • Tony Lawson
  • Tim Heaton

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