Sex Differences In Crime: Do Means and Within-Sex Variation Have Similar Causes?

@article{Rowe1995SexDI,
  title={Sex Differences In Crime: Do Means and Within-Sex Variation Have Similar Causes?},
  author={David C. Rowe and Alexander T. Vazsonyi and Daniel J Flannery},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  year={1995},
  volume={32},
  pages={100 - 84}
}
The mean level of delinquency is generally greater in males than in females. This article investigates whether the determinants of this mean sex difference are the same as those of delinquency variation within-sex. The first analytic approach focused on variables. A variable that explained more variation among individuals in delinquency also had a larger mean difference between males and females. The correlates of delinquency were also similar in males and females. The second analytic approach… Expand
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