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NCJ Number: 90968 Find in a Library
Title: Female Offenders in Criminology
Journal: Revija za Kriminalistiko in Kriminologijo  Volume:31  Issue:3  Dated:(July-September 1980)  Pages:195-207
Author(s): J Pecar
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 13
Format: Article
Language: Slovene
Country: Yugoslavia (Former)
Annotation: Female criminality, connected with changes in women's social position and family development, has become a considerable social problem which must be considered from several perspectives.
Abstract: Views on female criminality do not only point to the scientific authority and applicability of criminology, but also to the influence of social conditions on women's roles in social life. Theories in criminology have recently shifted from biological and physiological perspectives to a demasculinized and more pluralistic viewpoint. Emphasis is now placed on examining closely the sociopolitical, national, ethnic, social, political, and other components leading to female deviance. Thus, more research will further explain female criminal behavior and cause reconceptualization of some theories related to its genesis. A total of 52 footnotes and 40 references are provided. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Female deviance; Female offenders; Female sex roles
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