Presentation Title

Is She Worse than Him: An Attitudes and Perceptions Study

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

gender, crime, perception

Biography

My name is Sydney Mullins and I am from Knoxville, Tennessee. I am currently majoring Criminal Justice and Sociology with a minor in Integrated Science and Technology. I am apart of several organizations on campus including Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Phi Sigma, and Alpha Kappa Delta. I will be graduating in my 2017, and I plan to attend law school in the Fall of 2018.

Major

Sociology and Criminal Justice

Advisor for this project

Marty Laubach

Start Date

21-4-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

21-4-2017 2:45 PM

Abstract

There is currently an ongoing debate in regards to the level of equality amongst women and men in American society. Women often feel they are not seen as equal to men, and in most cases, this has proven to be true. However, whether or not this is true when it comes to the way people perceive deviant behavior is up for debate.

The purpose of this research is to assess the attitudes and perceptions, of the general public, surrounding the same acts being committed by males and females. The goal is to determine if a person committing criminal acts is perceived more or less deviant based on their gender. By doing this, it will hopefully show whether this gender disparity is a public problem, or if it is solely a problem of the legal system.

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Is She Worse than Him: An Attitudes and Perceptions Study

There is currently an ongoing debate in regards to the level of equality amongst women and men in American society. Women often feel they are not seen as equal to men, and in most cases, this has proven to be true. However, whether or not this is true when it comes to the way people perceive deviant behavior is up for debate.

The purpose of this research is to assess the attitudes and perceptions, of the general public, surrounding the same acts being committed by males and females. The goal is to determine if a person committing criminal acts is perceived more or less deviant based on their gender. By doing this, it will hopefully show whether this gender disparity is a public problem, or if it is solely a problem of the legal system.