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NCJ Number: 40287 Find in a Library
Title: DELINQUENCY, SEX, AND FAMILY VARIABLES
Journal: SOCIAL BIOLOGY  Volume:23  Issue:2  Dated:(SUMMER 1976)  Pages:168-171
Author(s): J M ANDREW
Corporate Author: Society for the Study of Social Biology
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Society for the Study of Social Biology
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ARTICLE EXAMINES WHAT EFFECT BROKEN HOMES, FAMILY SIZE, AND SEX HAVE ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY.
Abstract: FIFTY-FIVE FEMALES AND 127 MALE DELINQUENTS WERE STUDIED IN THE EXPERIMENT. THE DELINQUENTS TENDED TO COME FROM LARGE FAMILIES, INTACT AND BROKEN. LARGE FAMILY SIZE WAS MORE TYPICAL OF MALE THAT FEMALE DELINQUENTS. FEMALE DELINQUENTS TENDED TO COME FROM BROKEN FAMILIES MORE OFTEN THAN MALES. ACCORDING TO THE AUTHOR, THE NATIONAL TREND TOWARD SMALLER FAMILIES, AND THE INCREASE IN BROKEN HOMES MAY CONTRIBUTE TO THE INCREASE IN FEMALE DELINQUENCY....BS
Index Term(s): Females; Home environment; Juvenile delinquency factors; Male offenders; Minorities
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