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Ganem, Natasha. 2010. “GENDER AND CRIME”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Biological sex is the most powerful predictor of criminal behavior known. Males are MUCH more likely than females to engage in crime. This is commonly referred to as the "gender-gap" in crime statistics. Because the gender-gap is so large, very few researchers have concerned themselves with the causes of female criminality, the impact of gender...

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