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1 Criminal Justice 121 What is it about Men?

2 National Research Council Understanding Violence “ behaviors by individuals that intentionally threaten, attempt, or inflict physical harm on others. ”

3 Most Homicide Offenders and Victims are Male Male offender/Male victim 65.1% Male offender/Female victim 22.6% Female offender/Male victim 9.9% Female offender/Female victim 2.4% Male offender/Male victim 65.1% Male offender/Female victim 22.6% Female offender/Male victim 9.9% Female offender/Female victim 2.4%

4 But are women becoming more violent?

5 No! Women are killing less

6 Homicide Victims by Gender

7 Homicide varies by race, but the male/female ratio is stable

8 Why are men being killed less often in intimate homicides than women?

9 Homophobic violence is probably under-reported Anti-gay and lesbian incidents increased 8 percent from 1999 to Serious injuries resulting from these incidents decreased by forty-one percent (Moore, 2001). In 1999, the FBI reported that there were 1,317 incidents of violence based on sexual orientation. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2000). Anti-gay and lesbian incidents increased 8 percent from 1999 to Serious injuries resulting from these incidents decreased by forty-one percent (Moore, 2001). In 1999, the FBI reported that there were 1,317 incidents of violence based on sexual orientation. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2000).

10 Rape is surely under-reported but the gender/ratio is constant An estimated 91% of victims of rape are female, 9% are male and 99% of offenders are male. (Bureau of Justice Statistics 1999)


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