"Is Economic Crime a Man's Game?" Article Review by elbeasel

"Is Economic Crime a Man's Game?"
An article review of P. Davies' article, "Is Economic Crime A Man's Game?", which addresses the differences in the type of crimes committed by men and women and the increase in female crime.
# 95967 | 1,573 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper is an article review of P. Davies' article "Is Economic Crime A Man's Game?" from the journal "Feminist Theory". It addresses why women are more likely to commit crimes where money is a motive than they are to commit violent crimes. The discussion section of the paper uses information from sociology/criminology texts to compare and contrast the article's assertions with those of other theorists.

From the Paper:

"Women have historically been more likely to commit economic crime than violent crime, but the reasons behind this propensity have not been adequately explained. The first issue that arises when researching economic crime in general is the difficulty in finding a complete definition of economic crime. The simplest description breaks crime into two broad categories, crime for gain and crime not for gain (assault and sex offenses). Another variation is to describe crime in terms of the offender, for example crime committed by an individual for personal gain versus institutional crime such as corporate fraud, an approach that focuses more on the class of the offender, rather than addressing gender. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Davies, P (2003).Is economic crime a man's game?. Feminist Theory. 4, 283-303.
  • Muraskin, R (Ed.). (2007). It's a crime: Women and justice. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.

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"Is Economic Crime a Man's Game?" (2007, June 08) Retrieved December 01, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/is-economic-crime-a-man-game-95967/

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