Sex, Gender, and Crime

Rosemary Gartner

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780195395082
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Sex, Gender, and Crime

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This article is organized as follows. Section I describes sex-specific patterns of offending and discusses explanations for sex similarities and differences in criminal behavior. Section II focuses on sex-specific patterns of victimization. Section III reviews data and research on how sex and gender influence criminalization, and outlines explanations for these influences. Section IV offers a brief discussion of the policy implications of current knowledge about sex, gender, and crime and priorities for future research.

Keywords: offending; criminal behavior; gender differences; victimization; sex-specific patterns

Article.  16275 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

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