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Gender Equality and Women’s Absolute Status
Factor analysis is used to overcome multicollinearity limitations of past studies while exploring the relationship between women’s absolute and relative socioeconomic status on rape rates in major U.S. cities using 2000 census data, indicating support for both the Marxist and radical feminist explanations of rape but no support for the ameliorative hypothesis. Expand
The structural covariates of urban homicide: reassessing the impact of income inequality and poverty in the post-Reagan era
Numerous studies have explored the relationship between rates of homicide and income inequality and poverty. However; a general consensus on the theoretical and empirical connections among theseExpand
Research Summary: The heavy reliance on the use of incarceration in an attempt to address the crime problem has resulted in a dramatic growth in the number of state prisoners over the past 30 years.Expand
Assessing the Impact of Gender Inequality on Female Homicide Victimization Across U.S. Cities
To expand our understanding of gender inequality and violent crime, this study provides an assessment of the relationship between gender inequality and lethal violence against women. The authors useExpand
The Impact of Women’s Status and Gender Inequality on Female Homicide Victimization Rates
Feminists have long argued that structural inequality between men and women influences the prevalence of female homicide victimization. In the present study, a cross-sectional analysis was performedExpand
Assessing the Impact of Changes in Gender Equality on Female Homicide Victimization
Numerous studies have tested the feminist hypothesis that gender inequality affects homicide rates by analyzing Census and Uniform Crime Report data for a single time period. Although theseExpand
“Striking out” as crime reduction policy: The impact of “three strikes” laws on crime rates in U.S. cities
During the 1990s, in response to public dissatisfaction over what were perceived as ineffective crime reduction policies, 25 states and Congress passed three strikes laws, designed to deter criminalExpand
Race-Specific Gender Equality and Rape: A Further Test of Feminist Hypotheses
Feminists have long argued that structural inequality between men and women influences the prevalence of rape. The patriarchal maintenance hypothesis predicts that gender inequality increases rape,Expand
The effect of county-level prison population growth on crime rates
Research Summary: Prior macro-level studies examining the impact of prison population growth on crime rates have produced widely varying results. Studies using national-level time series data findExpand
Bounded rationality of identity thieves: Using offender‐based research to inform policy*
Data for this study were collected in semistructured interviews with 59 individuals serving time in federal prisons for identity theft. We explore how offenders’ experiences and life circumstancesExpand