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This short 2-part film features Professor Sandra Walklate talking about women and crime.

The first part identifies some reasons for the increase in female crime and criminality over the past 25 years. These include:

  • Greater female freedoms
  • Binge drinking
  • Increased public domain participation
  • Changing criminal justice practices
  • Less judicial tolerance of female criminality
  • Economic and demographic changes.

The second part looks briefly at the impact of 2nd wave feminist perspectives on criminology over the past 50 or so years, particularly in relation to issues of sexual and domestic violence. This part covers:

  • Patriarchy
  • Male power
  • Sexual and domestic violence
  • Empowering women
  • Hidden deviance
  • Expanding the criminological agenda.

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