Gender Differences in the Predictors of Juvenile Delinquency

  title={Gender Differences in the Predictors of Juvenile Delinquency},
  author={Leah E. Daigle and Francis T. Cullen and John Paul Wright},
  journal={Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice},
  pages={254 - 286}
At the heart of the gender-specificity debate is the argument that gender-neutral theories cannot adequately explain female delinquency. Instead, it has been asserted that theories should incorporate risk factors that capture females' unique experiences. In this context, the current study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health to address the generality-specificity debate. The analysis includes variables not only from traditional criminological theories and the… 

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