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Gender and Theories of Delinquency  

Stacy De Coster, Karen Heimer, and Samantha R. Cumley

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
Females are less likely than males to violate the law, a statement that has become a criminological truism and might help explain why the major theoretical paradigms in criminology tend to ... More

Gender Constructions  

Mary Dodge

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
Men commit the majority of white-collar crime. The participation of women in corporate and occupational fraud is limited, and the role they may play in the future is unknown. This chapter ... More

Girls, Friends, and Delinquency  

Jean Marie McGloin and Stephanie DiPietro

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
One of the controversial issues in criminology is the notion that females are less likely than males to commit a crime. Although scholars have hotly debated the changing magnitude of the ... More

White-Collar and Corporate Crime  

Kristy Holtfreter

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
Edwin Sutherland (1949, p. 9) defined white-collar crime as “a crime by a person of high social status in the course of his occupation.” Consistent with this gender-specific definition, ... More

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