Gender, Self-Control, and Crime

@article{Burton1998GenderSA,
  title={Gender, Self-Control, and Crime},
  author={Velmer S. Burton and Francis T Cullen and Thomas David Evans and Leanne Fiftal Alarid and R. Gregory Dunaway},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  year={1998},
  volume={35},
  pages={123 - 147}
}
This article assesses empirically whether Gottfredson and Hirschi's “general theory” can account for the “gender gap” in crime and, when rival theories are included in the analysis, can explain criminal behavior for both males and females. Based on a sample of 555 adults, the results indicate that the relationship of gender to crime becomes nonsignificant when self-control is introduced into the analysis. Further, when males and females are analyzed separately, self-control is related, albeit… 

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