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NCJ Number: 36165 Find in a Library
Title: SOME EFFECTS OF BEING FEMALE ON CRIMINAL SPATIAL BEHAVIOR
Journal: PENNSYLVANIA GEOGRAPHER  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1975)  Pages:10-18
Author(s): G F RENGERT
Corporate Author: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15701
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE RESIDENCES OF FEMALE BURGLARS TEND TO BE CLUSTERED SPATIALLY TO A GREATER DEGREE THAN THOSE OF MALE BURGLARS AND THE LOCATIONS OF THE CRIMES THEY COMMIT TEND TO BE EVEN MORE TIGHTLY CLUSTERED.
Abstract: WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO COMMIT BURGLARIES WITHIN THE AREA IN WHICH THEY RESIDE AND THAT, IN CASES IN WHICH THEY COMMIT THIS CRIME ELSEWHERE, THEY TRAVEL SHORTER DISTANCES THAN MALE BURGLARS. THIS DEMONSTRATES THE CONDITION OF CONSTRICTED FEMALE MOBILITY EVEN WHEN THE ACTIVITY IS THE TRADITIONALLY MALE CRIME OF BURGLARY. DATA FOR THE STUDY WERE OBTAINED FROM THE PHILADELPHIA COURTS.
Index Term(s): Burglary; Female offenders; Geographic distribution of crime; Male offenders; Pennsylvania
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