Among the most common sources of victimization is gender, a case in which the two genders present different features some of most of which make either gender weaker to other.
Masculinity and femininity are physical attributes of humanity that form the basis of difference as a result of this, it forms the basis from which the society has successfully constructed a number of stereotypes thereby developing biases on the two genders (Barker, 2007). The society successfully and systematically developed a number of gender stereotypes on the elements of fear, danger and risk. The subsequent stereotypes make the genders both dangerous criminals and the targets for the crimes in equal measure. The trend in modern society is multifaceted committed by both men and women in equal measure. The different criminals identify their victims carefully emphasizing on the features of their gender most of which make them susceptible the different natures of the crimes they commit (Plucknett, 2001).
Men claim supremacy over their female counterparts a feature their attribute to their gender. Masculinity compel brevity. This implies that men consider themselves braver than they consider women who most of the modern societies consider weaker and therefore incapable of facing challenging situations as their male counterparts would. The claim for brevity by men make them both instigators of crimes most of which target both men and women and equally makes them the targets to some of the crimes instigated by women. Because men are always more likely to resist robbery, such crimes often turn violent as the criminals employ tactics that may either instill fear in their victims or maim them thereby making them incapable of resisting the acts. The prevalent of violent crimes against is minimal since as the society dictates it, women are fearful and therefore less likely to resists the crimes committed against them (Herring, 2012).