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date: 19 November 2017

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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

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