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Gender Differences in Crime – Chivalry Thesis

The Chivalry Thesis: Examining Gender Differences in Crime In 1950, sociologist Edmund Pollak coined the concept of the chivalry thesis —state that as most criminal justice agents like magistrates and judges and police officers are mainly men, they are also socialised to act in a chivalrous way towards women. While there is some evidence to support this thesis, […]

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