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Chapter 9 (Feminist Criminology)

Points Possible: 20

Deliverable Length: 3-4 pages

Due: Sunday, April 3 by 11:55pm

Answer any two questions (10 points each):

1.  In the history of feminist criminology, distinguish among the following: liberal feminists; Marxist feminists; radical feminists. How have these three overwhelmingly “white” feminisms gradually joined with that of women of color to analyze the triple oppression of race, class, and gender?

2.  Discuss how negative stereotypes of race/ethnicity, class, and gender are reflected in the criminal justice system. How can racism in the system be reduced or at least combated?

3.  Although crime rates make clear that most violence in society is committed by males, over the last three decades female participation in such acts has measurably increased. Use a feminist argument to explain this increase.