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Crimes of Women For years studies of womens deviance were limited to prostitution and other kinds of sexual deviance thought to be typical female offences It soon became apparent that not all women offenders fit this stereotype and that women were involved in a wide variety of criminal activities In addition to prostitution drug offences and homicide are the most frequent offences involving women Down in history Asian American African Americans and Latin American women met the high demand for prostitution This happened around the 1880s through the 1920s for the Black and Asian because a lot were migrating to the slums from their native homeland or for blacks deep down in the south The sexual demands of white men doubled in Chinatowns and tripled in Black ghettos across the nation Again this is because of the poverty and crime rate because there were little or no jobs in the area Most of them were single with children and had no means of support but to sell their bodies for money In 1986 the last year for the Uniform Crime Reports included Hispanic arrest Blacks and Latinos were the only two races of color arrested for prostitutionYoung 1986 One possible explanation for this unbalanced number for prostitution of minorities is that their sometimes forced to work the streets Many things such as abandonment neglect verbal attacks parental problems with alcohol and drugs physical and sexual abuseChesney-Lind 1997 Streetwalkers not only increase the possibility of contact with cops but also introduce police harassment and racial biasGarland1981 Streetwalkers are mainly poor living day to day On the other
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