The Gender & Crime Research Lab is dedicated to understanding female offending using integrated approaches. These approaches incorporate quantitative and qualitative methods as well as gender neutral and female-specific theories of crime. Currently, the lab is involved inĀ  3 inter-related streams of research: (1) examining the reliability and validity of existing psychologically-based assessment tools that are commonly used to assess female offender risk and need areas but for which little female-specific research exists, (2) developing new models of female criminal behavior using integrated theoretical and methodological approaches, and (3) developing new assessment tools for youthful females that are grounded in theory and research. The director of the Gender & Crime Research Lab is Dr. Shelley Brown, associate professor at Carleton University