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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

Feminist Criminologies’ Contribution to Understandings of Sex, Gender, and Crime  

Kerry Carrington and Jodi Death

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay provides an overview of the contribution of feminist criminologies to an intersectional analysis of sex, gender, and crime. Dozens of scholars have participated in these debates ... More

Gender and Theories of Delinquency  

Stacy De Coster, Karen Heimer, and Samantha R. Cumley

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
Females are less likely than males to violate the law, a statement that has become a criminological truism and might help explain why the major theoretical paradigms in criminology tend to ... More

Girls, Friends, and Delinquency  

Jean Marie McGloin and Stephanie DiPietro

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
One of the controversial issues in criminology is the notion that females are less likely than males to commit a crime. Although scholars have hotly debated the changing magnitude of the ... More

Intersectionality and the Study of Sex, Gender, and Crime  

S.J. Creek and Jennifer Dunn

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
This essay explores intersectionality as a paradigm and attends to its application to the study of crime. This interdisciplinary and critical theoretical approach emphasizes the imperative ... More

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