For this weekâ€™s assignment, you will write a 1-2 page essay about female offenders. Be sure to address all prompts and cite your sources in APA format.
You have already seen how women and girls are treated differently by the criminal justice system, compared to men and boys. The types of crimes committed also vary by gender.
For this assignment, using both your textbook and the internet resources you reviewed, explore what types of crimes adult women commit. Have there been any significant changes in the types of crimes adult women tend to commit over the last 20 years? Examine the types of crimes the juvenile girl tends to commit. Have there been any significant trends or changes over the past 20 years?
Compare the information on women and girls that you gathered to the statistics for men and boys. Do you see any significant differences in the types of crimes men commit versus women? Boys versus girls? After examining these differences in both genders and age groups, describe the possible causes of these significant trends.
This assignment should be 1-2 pages in length. Your response must be thought provoking, have well developed ideas and/or opinions, and should reference any supporting material from the text or other sources you have used to complete the assignment