Please read Dr. Reichman’s article in Feminist Criminology titled, “Age Gradient in Women’s Crime: The Role of Welfare Reform“.
Social scientists have been studying age patterns of crime and arrest rates for decades, both to increase understanding of criminal behavior and to inform public policy. A strong and dominant finding has been that criminal behavior declines with age after increasing during adolescence, although there are some deviations from this pattern across time and place and the peak ages and rates of decline vary by type of crime. Because the majority of crimes are committed by men, most research on the age-crime gradient has pertained to men, despite the fact that the criminal behavior of women has been increasing both in absolute terms and relative to men. To read the full article.
Age Gradient in Women’s Crime: The Role of Welfare Reform. Corman, H; Dave, DM; Reichman, NE. Feminist Criminology. February 2021. doi:10.1177/1557085121991670