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On page 290 the authors note two different ways in which gender in criminology, and different rates of offending by men and women, is explained by criminologists. Select one theory we have learned about thus far which you feel explains male crime rates but would need to be altered to adequately address the problem of female criminality. What would you change to cater to this theory to the female gender?

if you feel the theories all already adequately pertain to both genders and crime rates, why do you feel this way? explain your perspective

READING: Gender and Crime (Chapter 13)

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Adjusting the self-control theory to reflect female criminality

One theory explaining male crime rates and which I perceive as needing changes so that it can address the issue of female criminality adequately is the self-control theory. This model holds out that a lack of or low individual self-control mainly causes criminal behavior. The approach also documents that self-control differs across genders. As such, women have higher...

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