Gender comparison of young people charged with murder in England and Wales

GERARD, F.Jeane, BROWNE, Kevin D. and WHITFIELD, Kate (2015). Gender comparison of young people charged with murder in England and Wales. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

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    Abstract

    This study investigated gender differences regarding young people charged with murder in England and Wales. A sample of 318 cases were collected from the Home Office’s Homicide Index and analysed. Of these cases, 93% of the offenders were male and 7% female. The analyses explored gender differences in terms of the offender’s race, offender’s age, victim’s age, victim’s gender, weapon used, offender-victim relationship, and circumstances of the offence. The study found that a female offender was significantly more likely to murder a family member than a male offender, and a male offender was significantly more likely to murder a stranger than a female offender. In addition, a female offender was significantly more likely to murder a victim below the age of 5 than a male offender. Implications for interventions with young people who are charged with murder are discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: juvenile homicide, juvenile offenders, gender differences
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Psychology Research Group
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X15596387
    Depositing User: Kate Whitfield
    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2016 12:26
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 11:42
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12860

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