Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice


There are differences between men and women in terms of their criminal behaviour and their experiences of the criminal justice system. By far the majority of crime in Scotland is committed by men, and when women offend they tend to commit low-level, non-violent offences and pose little risk to society.

At SCCJR our research about gender, crime and criminal justice includes research about women offenders, interventions for women, violence against women (particularly rape, sexual assault and domestic violence) and young women involved in violent crime.