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Gender Disparity in Criminal Behaviour in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

CT Oluwadare
AE Agboola


There had been differences in the crimes committed by male and female in
various stages, throughout the world. Male criminality became the most
significant issue in the literary discussion of crime, which gave female
criminality little or no attention. Against this background, this paper looked
into disparity in the punishment given to male and female. To achieve this,
the samples of 120 respondents were chosen among the inmates, the prison
officials, the police and the general public. The findings revealed that
preferential treatment only existed in terms of hard labour; that women were
not exposed to manual labour as their male counterparts do. Conclusively,
equality and fair treatment in all ramifications irrespective of their sex and
offence committed were recommended.

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