Men are more likely to commit violent crimes. Why is this so and how do we change it?
Criminology is the study of individual and social factors associated with crime and the people who perpetrate it. One of the discipline’s well-established truths is that men commit violent and sexual offences at far higher rates than women.
Men are also the most likely victims of physical violence across the board, but women are far more likely than men to be victims of sexual, familial and domestic violence.
Rates of imprisonment give us tangible evidence of this gender imbalance.
What does the research tell us about the patterns behind this alarming fact?