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Title: Women, Crime, and Dependency - An Application of the Theory of Law
Journal: Criminology  Volume:19  Issue:4  Dated:(February 1982)  Pages:495-513
Author(s): C Kruttschnitt
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article seeks to show how economic dependency, a characteristic which is particularly representative of a woman's location in social life, is related to the outcome of criminal prosecution.
Abstract: A stratified random sample of 1034 cases of women offenders was drawn from the files of an Adult Probation Department in northern California. Based on multiple regression analysis, the findings give tentative support to the expectation that sentencing disparities within offense categories can be predicted from the degree to which a woman is economically dependent upon someone else for her day-to-day existence: the more dependent she is, the less severe her disposition. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): California; Economic influences; Female offenders; Sentencing disparity
Note: An earlier version of this article was presented at the 1979 annual meetings of the Law and Society Association, San Francisco.
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