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

Holly Foster

Print publication date:
May 2014
Online publication date:
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

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 sexual abuse  

Dana Hayward and Ross E. Cheit

Print publication date:
Jan 2017
Online publication date:
Jul 2017
Child sexual abuse is a significant moral, legal, and social problem. Approximately 5 to 8 per cent of adult men and 15 to 20 per cent of adult women in the United States experienced ... More

Commercial sexual exploitation of children  

Jenny Pearce

Print publication date:
Jan 2017
Online publication date:
Jul 2017
This essay explores key questions emerging from recent research with children who experience commercial child sexual exploitation. It examines the discrepancies between children’s right to ... More

The Conundrum of Girls and Juvenile Justice Processing  

Kimberly Kempf‐Leonard

Due to the under-representation of females, public officials have paid less attention to understanding their offending or to developing and assessing prevention and intervention strategies ... More

The juvenile sex offender: Criminal Careers and Recidivism Risk  

Catrien Bijleveld, Chantal van den Berg, and Jan Hendriks

Print publication date:
Jan 2017
Online publication date:
Jul 2017
Juvenile sexual offending is often regarded as a precursor of serious and continued sexual offending in adulthood, but there has been little empirical evidence supporting this assumption. ... More

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