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  NCJ Number: NCJ 088047     Find in a Library
  Title: Women, Work, and Crime - An International Test of the Emancipation Hypothesis
  Author(s): I H Marshall
  Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:6  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1982)  Pages:25-37
  Date Published: 1982
  Page Count: 13
  Annotation: This study analyzes Interpol statistics on female crime for the 1963-1970 period for a sample of Western nations with the purpose of testing two popular explanations of female criminality.
  Abstract: Six measures of female economic participation in society were correlated with female proportional involvement in overall crime rates, theft, fraud, murder, and robbery/burglary. It was found that women's contribution to the overall arrest rate is neither directly proportional to their employment in the commercial work force, nor to the degree in which their jobs are comparable to those of males. The analysis of the crimes of theft and fraud provided support for the 'opportunity' version of emancipation theory. Adler's 'aggressive' variant of the emancipation hypothesis was only partly borne out by the data for murder and not supported for robbery and burglary. (Publisher abstract)
  Index Term(s): Female offenders ; Arrest statistics ; Crime Statistics ; International Criminal Police Organization
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: An earlier version presented at the 1981 annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology
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