Sex Differences in the Predictors of Juvenile Delinquency

  title={Sex Differences in the Predictors of Juvenile Delinquency},
  author={M. Steketee and M. Junger and J. Junger-Tas},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice},
  pages={105 - 88}
The goal of the article is to investigate whether well-established risk factors for delinquency among adolescents are equally important for males and females. The risk factors discussed here are derived from four theoretical approaches: social bonding/social control theory, self-control theory, routine activities/opportunity theory, and social disorganization theory. Data are drawn from the International Self-Reported Delinquency study (ISRD-2). The results show that the risk factors proposed… Expand
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