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NCJ Number: NCJ 239144     Find in a Library
Title: For Better or Worse? Gender and Perceptions of Formal and Informal Justice Systems in Afghanistan
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Author(s): Lynne L. Manganaro ; Amy L. Poland
  Journal: Women & Criminal Justice  Volume:22  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2012  Pages:2 to 29
Date Published: 01/2012
Page Count: 28
  Annotation: This study explored gender differences in the perceptions of formal and informal justice systems.
Abstract: This study drew on survey data from a national probability sample of 6,406 Afghan adults (aged 18 years and older) to explore gender differences in the perceptions of formal and informal justice systems. The study utilizes binary logistic regression to probe whether men and women differ in their attitudes and the extent to which other factors may mediate both within– and across–ethnic group differences. The study found that women have more confidence in the formal system than their male counterparts, whereas the opposite is true for the informal system. The scholarly and policy implications of these results are discussed. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Public Attitudes/Opinion ; Females ; Ethnic groups ; Foreign criminal justice systems ; Gender issues ; Afghanistan
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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