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NCJ Number: 157577 Find in a Library
Title: Gender, Race, and the Pathways to Delinquency: An Interactionist Explanation (From Crime and Inequality, P 140-173, 1995, John Hagan and Ruth D. Peterson, eds. - See NCJ-157570)
Author(s): K Heimer
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Stanford University Press
Stanford, CA 94305
Sale Source: Stanford University Press
Stanford, CA 94305
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter proposes a social-psychological explanation of the processes leading to the gender gap in delinquency.
Abstract: The theory is rooted in the conflict tradition and is consistent with contemporary structural-level arguments. The chapter also attempts to address the role of race in the process that leads to gender differences in delinquency. The first section of the chapter discusses structural explanations of the gender and race gaps in delinquency. The author then develops an interactionist theory of the influence of gender and racial inequality on delinquency, which focuses on three social- psychological pathways. Data from a Monitoring the Future survey are used to conduct a covariance structure analysis. Finally, the chapter explores implications for future development of an interactionist perspective on gender, race, and delinquency. 5 tables, 1 figure, and 2 appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Criminology; Gender issues; Juvenile delinquency factors; Race-crime relationships; Statistics
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