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NCJ Number: 89852 Find in a Library
Title: Sex Differences in the Perception of Crime and Criminals
Journal: International Journal of Women's Studies  Volume:5  Issue:5  Dated:(1982)  Pages:413-422
Author(s): P E Lampe
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 10
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This study used an adult sample of college students and a sample of nonstudents to discover what differences, if any, exist, between females and males in their perception and evaluation of crime and criminals.
Abstract: The data indicate that some significant differences do exist. There are some differences in their ranking of the most serious crimes, including which is the most serious. Differences also exist about the crimes which they perceive as the most personally threatening. There is disagreement about the relative responsibility of the individual, family, and society for crime. Only slight differences existed about their knowledge or perception of crimes committed in their community. Finally, there was no consistent difference in describing or stereotyping certain types of criminals. Five tables and 17 references are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Females; Public Opinion of Crime
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