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Feminism and the Criminal Justice System

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Received a distinction for this paper it discusses the Australian criminal justice system from a feminist standpoint.

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Feminism Gender Gender studies Feminist theory Feminism and society Family Radical feminism Domestic violence Feminist school of criminology Patriarchy Sociology of gender Violence against women Taj
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Feminism Gender Gender studies Feminist theory Feminism and society Family Radical feminism Domestic violence Feminist school of criminology Patriarchy Sociology of gender Violence against women Taj
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Feminists argue that there are power differences that exist between men and women in society. They argue that these differences favor men and that men use their power to control the hegemonic ideologies which dominate society. The feminist aim is to expose the underlying inequalities and social structures in society and to alert the community and other women to ways of overcoming this power difference along with striving to establish equality within all domains of social existence. Their overarching aim is to ‘empower’ women and to encourage social change; “an aim very much along the same vein as those of other famous critical social scientists such as Karl Marx and George Simmel” (Burns & Walker, 2005: 24...
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