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Adolescent Crime and Victimization: Sex and Gender Differences, Similarities, and Emerging Intersections  

Holly Foster

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay examines sex/gender differences and similarities in offending and victimization among young people. Gender differences are pronounced for violent behaviors and smaller for minor ... More

The aftermath of sex offender registration and other controls  

Kristen M. Zgoba

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
This essay begins with a review of public reaction to sexual offenses and the rise in social awareness that sex offenses have promoted. Statistics exploring the prevalence of sexual abuse ... More

Alcohol and drugs in relation to sexual offending  

Paul M.G. Emmelkamp and Fleur L. Kraanen

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
Substance use and criminal behaviour often go hand in hand, and sexual crimes are no exception. This essay on alcohol and drug use in relation to sexual offending aims to provide a brief ... More

Back to Basics: Gender and the Social Psychology of Aggression  

Richard B. Felson

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay suggests that activist rhetoric and imprecise language should be discarded when studying gender and violence. Violence against women should be compared to violence against men ... More

The Benefits and Penalties of Gender for Criminal Justice Processing Outcomes Among Adults and Juveniles  

Theodore R. Curry

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay examines recent research on gender and criminal justice processing outcomes and makes three broad conclusions. First, the benefits of gender that accrue to female offenders are ... More

Beyond Rape: Reconceptualizing Gender-Based Violence During Warfare  

Gabrielle Ferrales and Suzy Maves McElrath

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
Gender-based violence is one of the oldest sustaining features of war but has received significant scholarly attention only in the past two decades. Much of this work, however, focuses ... More

Biological Perspectives on Sex Differences in Crime and Antisocial Behavior  

Jill Portnoy, Frances R. Chen, Yu Gao, Sharon Niv, Robert A. Schug, Yaling Yang, and Adrian Raine

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay reviews research in the domains of genetics, structural brain imaging, neuropsychology, psychophysiology, and hormones in order to examine (a) whether the same risk factors that ... More

Black Women, Criminal Justice, and Violence  

Kali N. Gross

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
This essay offers a concise overview of black women’s experiences with early criminal justice, beginning with the colonial period and ending in the early twentieth century. It also ... More

Case Study: African-American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence  

Jody Miller

Scholarship on race, crime, and justice often remains gender blind. Researchers cannot fully understand the influences of race and racism without serious consideration of its gendered ... More

Child Abuse  

Kathleen Malley-Morrison and Denise A. Hines

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article summarizes current knowledge concerning child abuse in the United States. It discusses major approaches to assess the incidence and prevalence of child abuse, including the ... More

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