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Chapter 11: Female Delinquency - Flashcards

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Class:SOC 3424 - Juvenile Delinquency
Subject:Sociology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2010
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Cesare Lombroso - Italian who used scientific approach to explain delinquency - first to attempt to explain female delinquency - "criminal woman", "noncriminal woman", and prostitute - believed that evolution required women to be good looking in order to attract a mate
Sigmund Freud - believed female delinquency was a result of penis envy // they rebelled against being female
Katharina Dalton - 1950's - argued that premenstrual syndrome was tied to violent crimes by women
W.I. Thomas - studied primarily in the 1920's --> particularly concerned with prostitutes because they spread sexual diseases among WWII soldiers - believed that female delinquency was directly tied to their sexuality - upper class women, working class women, and impoverished women // how they learn, or don't learn, what is socially expected of the female sex
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Freda Adler - Sisters in Crime: The Rise of the New Female Criminal - discovered that the rise of handguns made women who previously felt physically inferior, capable of violent crime - women no longer have to define themselves by virginity
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 Cesare Lombroso- Italian who used scientific approach to explain delinquency
- first to attempt to explain female delinquency
- "criminal woman", "noncriminal woman", and prostitute
- believed that evolution required women to be good looking in order to attract a mate
 Sigmund Freud- believed female delinquency was a result of penis envy // they rebelled against being female
 Katharina Dalton- 1950's
- argued that premenstrual syndrome was tied to violent crimes by women
 W.I. Thomas- studied primarily in the 1920's --> particularly concerned with prostitutes because they spread sexual diseases among WWII soldiers
- believed that female delinquency was directly tied to their sexuality
- upper class women, working class women, and impoverished women // how they learn, or don't learn, what is socially expected of the female sex
 Freda Adler- Sisters in Crime: The Rise of the New Female Criminal
- discovered that the rise of handguns made women who previously felt physically inferior, capable of violent crime
- women no longer have to define themselves by virginity
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