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Title: Delinquency and Gender
Author(s): P Y Miller
Corporate Author: Illinois Dept of Mental Health
Institute for Juvenile Research
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Dept of Mental Health
Chicago, IL 60612
Illinois Law Enforcement Cmssn (see Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority)

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: A-70-52R; 2-09-25-0410-02; 2-09-25-0410-3; 2-09-1138-04; 75NI-99-0013;76JN-99-0004
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Illinois Dept of Mental Health
Institute for Juvenile Research
907 South Walcott
Chicago, IL 60612
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study used self-reported data to assess gender differences in the level and form of delinquent involvement and to estimate the level of male and female involvement in violative behavior for contemporary adolescents in the noncustodial population as well.
Abstract: The data were collected in 1972 from adolescents in Illinois between the ages of 14 and 18. The sample was a stratified random probability sample of households without replacement. Nineteen thousand households in 600 clusters were screened to locate 4,299 eligible respondents. Completed questionnaires were obtained from 3,185 (74 percent) of these. The questionnaire was self-administered in the home. The questionnaire included 379 items that pertained to a variety of adolescent behaviors, attitudes, and aspirations. In addition to the delinquency inventory, respondents were asked at what age they had three forms of sexual experience: light petting, heavy petting, and coitus. The findings show that the current level of delinquent activity by adolescent boys has remained stable in the recent past, while the level of delinquency among adolescent girls has increased. This increase is evident across the entire range of offenses considered, including crimes against persons and property as well as status offenses. There is no support in the data for a distinctive pattern of delinquent activity among girls. 5 tables and 39 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency; Male female juvenile offender comparisons; Self-report studies; Statistics
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