broken home is the main factor that leads a girl to deviant behaviour, because of the dissatisfaction in her normal setting turns her to other situations that work as a substitute and which afford her criminal association. As it can be seen from the above, family has a great influence to the development of the criminal instincts of a girl and a boy, however, girls appear to be more vulnerable to this influence. Especially if there is any criminal activity in the family members the behaviour of girls is much influenced and led to delinquencies.
Furthermore it is important to understand what are the most popular factors that create the desire of committing the crime. For example, when a crime is committed against a person, usually the promoting factors are sex repression, envy, jealously and vengeance, these factors though are considered to motive females for their actions and males so much (Puibaraud 1899, p415; Aubry, 1891,p271). This observation could be easier understood if the morals set by the society will be taken into consideration and which are very strict for women in comparison to men.
It has been that unmarried women with high morality standards have often masochistic fantasies. This phenomenon has been explained by the passivity of female mind (Deutsch, 1925, p. 251, 255). Married women on the other hand do not feel the desire for substituted experiences, however they have a strong feeling of protest and revenge as they see themselves as life long committed to one partner. This is also the explanation to the fact that the majority of married women are involved in person crimes, however the difference between a husband and a bachelor is not so great (Willoughby 1937-38 p. 923).
Another factor that could lead a woman to commit a crime is the strong feeling of women to gain attention, something that they do mainly through fashion and modern techniques. However sometimes their desire goes out of limits and their temptation wins the moral values, so they become criminals just for their never satisfied desires. Especially in cases with weak inhibitions or pathological desire, she will almost surely become a thief. Women shoppers are also the representatives of the shoplifters since in a lot of cases they cannot control their desire.
Finally another promoting-factor for female crime is the female persuasion of domestic service that produces a situation of social inferiority and culture conflict in society. There are a lot of women who go into domestic service and come from several areas outside the capital and they are faced with conflict between rural, and urban culture (Lombrosson & Ferrero 1911, p460). This conflict that appears to be created among the comforts they have at work and the one they have at home.
So a feeling of jealousy creates the feeling of revenge, which create often criminal behaviours. Afterwards, it is the investigation of what degree social conditions increase the accessibility of objects of criminal attack to the woman offender. As seen from the above married women are more criminal and that's because the unmarried have fewer close relations to a distinct cycle of persons (Schmilz 1935, p166). Moreover they have greater opportunities to engage in conflict with their neighbours than a single woman does.
This happens because a single woman does not have the traditional role of a housewife and usually she is a career woman. So the housewife's life creates opportunities for using more drastically means for offences. There is no difference between the male and female criminal career, however females have more opportunities because the style of life they have. As it can be seen from this essay criminology has made a great effort to explain as better as possible the fact of fewer criminal attitudes from women.
However as this analysis and explanation is based on the two main factors (biological-social) discussed here it could be said that it's investigation has many gaps. In addition as there is not enough statistical evidence of all the factors that are supposed to be explaining the difference in the degree of female criminality in comparison to the male criminal tendencies, it can not be accurate even to some of the things that supports.
Moreover, the female crimes are the ones that are easier conceived and underreported, therefore it is easy that much statistical data is missing. However, the kind of crimes that a woman would appear here to commit, are the ones that have the lower statistics from the rest criminal actions. Therefore, it could be supported that they commit fewer crimes.
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