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NCJ Number: NCJ 240914     Find in a Library
Title: Women’s Pathways to Serious and Habitual Crime: A Person-Centered Analysis Incorporating Gender Responsive Factors
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:39  Issue:11  Dated:November 2012  Pages:1481 to 1508
Author(s): Tim Brennan ; Markus Breitenbach ; William Dieterich ; Emily J. Salisbury ; Patricia Van Voorhis
Date Published: 11/2012
Page Count: 28
Document: HTML 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study applies quantitative taxonomic methods in disaggregating a large sample of women offenders from a prison population to identify diverse pathway prototypes.
Abstract: Qualitative approaches for identifying and characterizing women’s pathways to crime are being augmented by quantitative methods. This study applies quantitative taxonomic methods in disaggregating a large sample of women offenders from a prison population to identify diverse pathway prototypes. An array of gender-responsive and gender-neutral factors and full criminal histories was used to characterize each pathway. Cross-sample and cross-method replication tests demonstrated the stable replication of these pathways. The identified prototypes were related to the prior literature, including Daly’s pathway models, Moffitt’s developmental taxonomy, and several prior taxonomic studies of women’s pathways. Eight reliable pathways were identified that were nested within four broad, superordinate pathway categories. Substantial links to the prior pathways literature were noted, although greater complexity was found to exist in the eight identified pathways. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Female offenders ; Criminal histories ; Behavior patterns ; Female crime patterns
   
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