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NCJ Number: 42112 Find in a Library
Title: GENDER ROLES AND FEMALE CRIMINALITY - SOME CRITICAL COMMENTS
Journal: CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:15  Issue:1  Dated:(MAY 1977)  Pages:87-104
Author(s): S NORLAND; N SHOVER
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PAPER INVESTIGATES THE RECENT CLAIM THAT WOMEN ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY INVOLVED IN AGGRESSIVE OR SERIOUS CRIMIAL ACTIVITIES.
Abstract: ON THE BASIS OF AN A PRIORI CLASSIFICATION OF AGGRESIVE CRIMES, A REVIEW OF THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DATA REVEALS NO UNAMBIGUOUS PATTERN OF CHANGE IN WOMEN'S CRIMINALITY. SEVERAL THEORETICAL PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE INHIBITED THE SYSTEMATIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN GENDER ROLES AND CRIMINALITY ARE DISCUSSED. PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS PAID TO THE LACK OF CONCEPTUAL PRECISION THAT CHARACTERIZES THE USE OF THE TERMS GENDER AND AGGRESSIVE CRIME.(AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...TWH
Index Term(s): Criminology; Female offenders; Offender classification; Studies; Theory
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