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In general, women tend to be treated like fragile objects that could break at any moment; the truth is that women can behave like men. Society stereotypes women; and, the criminal justice system is no different. When it comes to the stereotyping of women in the criminal justice system, society presents women who are indeed capable of committing such crimes as victims because by doing do they can achieve a lesser sentence or if necessary a longer sentence that will protect them from any harm. Throughout history, certain crimes have been separated into different categories based on their prevalence. For every crime, the offense and charges are different.
Throughout history, certain crimes have been separated into different categories base on their prevalence. For every crime, the offense and charge is different. In addition, not every crime is committed by the same gender. Crimes such as larceny, fraud, forgery, and prostitution (Chesney-Lind, 1986) tend to be committed more often by women; whereas, assault, murder, trafficking, etc tend to be committed by men. When it comes to the stereotyping of women in the criminal justice system one could say that women present themselves as victims to reach a lesser sentence or that by presenting themselves as victims they will have a longer sentence that will protect them.
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These conflicts are experienced more for women because generally, they are blamed for having contracted this disease, while heterosexual men that face this conflict with their partner tend to be forgiven more by their female partner. This also creates internalized stigma, where individuals perceive themselves and their health in really low esteems and this is also more prevalent for women than it is for men (Geary et. al
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Hooking up has essentially become a social norm in today’s society. Hooking up is almost second nature to adolescents and college students (Armstrong, Accounting for Women’s...) When comparing female standards of hooking up to the male standard it is repeatedly proven that women are judged much more harshly than the average man. Other studies find women’s sexual pleasure is heightened in long term relationships and women are expected to perform sexual acts that society has deemed okay, but men are not expected to return the favor(in the eyes of society.) In today’s society social norms have given women different morals than men and given women different outlooks and expectations of sex. It is not unknown that a woman is judged differently than a man.
ause of the devastating impact of prison and are more likely to suffer homelessness, family problems and trouble at school ( prison reform trust), one would argue that women are treated more harshly than men by the criminal justice system, a large proportion of women offenders do not necessarily pose a risk
It is more widely known that men usually tend to commit more crimes than women; a well-known fact that has questioned people on how such crowding could happen in a women’s prison (Simon). Nowadays, females serve more time for drug offenses even though they are less likely to be involved in the drug trade (Van Wormer, Bartollas). The percent of women convicted and charged in state prisons were more likely than men to have been convicted of a drug crime was (59% vs. 40%) (Van Wormer, Bartollas). The amount ... ... middle of paper ... ...g (Simon). The nature of women’s contribution in delinquency responds to the individual and essential causes of their unlawful behavior rather than relying solely on corrective responses (Van Wormer, Bartollas).