An overview of the involvement of men and boys in crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour.
An account of the response of the criminal justice system to male offenders.
An assessment of the reasons why boys and men are more likely to offend than girls and women.
A summary of the main theoretical approaches developed to understand the relationship between masculinity and crime, including structural, psychosocial and discursive schools of thought.
An analysis of the applicability of a human rights agenda in relation to men. It is argued that men may be beneficiaries of a rights-based agenda with reference to the over-policing of marginal men. By contrast it is suggested that the violent behaviours of men inhibit the human rights of their victims.