oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Women and crime
|Article Title||Women and crime|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Criminology, University of Durban-Westville|
|Publication Date||Jan 1990|
|Pages||50 - 58|
|Keyword(s)||Causes of crime, Code of punishment, Education, Female thieves, Hygiene, Moral constraints, Morality, Pre-Lombrosian theories, Pre-scientific theories, Prisons conditions, Prostitutes, Sexual function, Sigmund Freud, Sociocultural factors and Thomas|
It has frequently been stated that the female offender was consistently ignored in the literature until recently. The position is slowly changing, but many of the theoretical assumptions about the female's involvement in crime are still based on false pseudoscientific patina that cherishes myths about women.
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