Age, Testosterone, and Behavior Among Female Prison Inmates

  title={Age, Testosterone, and Behavior Among Female Prison Inmates},
  author={J. M. Dabbs and M. F. Hargrove},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  • J. M. Dabbs, M. F. Hargrove
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Objective The objective of the study was to determine how testosterone levels, both alone and interacting with age, were associated with criminal behavior and institutional behavior among female prison inmates. Method Subjects were 87 female inmates in a maximum security state prison. Criminal behavior was scored from court records. Institutional behavior was scored from prison records and interviews with staff members. Testosterone levels were scored from radioimmunoassay of saliva samples… CONTINUE READING
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