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Titolo:
Gender, structural disadvantage, and urban crime: Do macrosocial variablesalso explain female offending rates?
Autore:
Steffensmeier, D; Haynie, D;
Indirizzi:
Penn State Univ, University Pk, PA 16802 USA Penn State Univ University Pk PA USA 16802 v, University Pk, PA 16802 USA SUNY Albany, Albany, NY 12222 USA SUNY Albany Albany NY USA 12222SUNY Albany, Albany, NY 12222 USA
Titolo Testata:
CRIMINOLOGY
fascicolo: 2, volume: 38, anno: 2000,
pagine: 403 - 438
SICI:
0011-1384(200005)38:2<403:GSDAUC>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
FAMILY DISRUPTION; ECONOMIC-INEQUALITY; HOMICIDE RATES; BLACK VIOLENCE; SOCIAL-CONTROL; WHITE RATES; DELINQUENCY; STRATIFICATION; AVAILABILITY; EXPLANATIONS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
89
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Steffensmeier, D Penn State Univ, University Pk, PA 16802 USA Penn State Univ University Pk PA USA 16802 PA 16802 USA
Citazione:
D. Steffensmeier e D. Haynie, "Gender, structural disadvantage, and urban crime: Do macrosocial variablesalso explain female offending rates?", CRIMINOLOGY, 38(2), 2000, pp. 403-438

Abstract

Building on prior macrosocial-crime research that sought to explain eithertotal crime rates or male rates, this study links female offending rates to structural characteristics of U.S. cities. Specifically, we go beyond previous research by: (1) gender disaggregating the Uniform Crime Report (UCR)index-crime rates (homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft) across U.S. cities; (2) focusing explicitly on the effects of structural disadvantage variables on the index-offending rates of females; and (3) comparing the effects of the structural variables on female rates with those for male rates. Alternative measures of structural disadvantage are used to provide more theoretically appropriate indicators, such as gender-specific poverty and joblessness, and controls are included for age structureand structural variables related to offending. The main finding is consistent and powerful: The structural sources of high levels of female offending resemble closely those influencing male offending but the effects tend to be stronger on male offending rates.

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