Gender and Crime: A General Strain Theory Perspective

@article{Broidy1997GenderAC,
  title={Gender and Crime: A General Strain Theory Perspective},
  author={Lisa Broidy and Robert S. Agnew},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  year={1997},
  volume={34},
  pages={275 - 306}
}
  • Lisa Broidy, R. Agnew
  • Published 1 August 1997
  • Law, Sociology
  • Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
This study applies Agnew's general strain theory (GST) to two fundamental questions about gender and crime: (1) How can we explain the higher rate of crime among males? (2) How can we explain why females engage in crime? With respect to the first question, the authors suggest that gender differences in types of strain and the reaction to strain help one understand the gender gap in criminal behavior. With respect to the second question, it is argued that several types of strain may lead to… 
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