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NCJ Number: 99167 Find in a Library
Title: Investigation of the Contribution of Masculinity to Delinquent Behavior
Journal: Sociological Focus  Volume:18  Issue:3  Dated:(August 1985)  Pages:249-263
Author(s): K Wilkinson
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 15
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigates the association between masculinity and self-reported delinquency, and the contribution of masculinity to explaining the sex difference in delinquency.
Abstract: Both strain theory and control theory imply that masculinity and delinquency are indirectly related. There is evidence that masculinity and delinquency are weakly associated in the manner suggested by strain theory. Also, there is no support for the idea that masculinity explains the sex difference in delinquency. Alternative explanations for the sex difference are explored. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Deviance; Nonbehavioral correlates of crime; Strain theory
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