Learning Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast the first, second, and third waves of feminism.
  2. Identify the key features of the various feminist perspectives.
  3. Describe how traditional theories of crime perceived female offenders.
  4. Identify some of the problems associated with traditional research methods.
  5. Identify the main tenets of the liberation thesis.
  6. Discuss how power-control theory attempts to explain gender differences in delinquency rates.
  7. Describe feminist pathways research.
  8. Evaluate the key critiques of feminist theories.
  9. Describe some of the key policies based on feminist theories of crime.