Master of Arts (MA)
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Feminists and women of color have criticized criminological theories for being developed by white middle-class men to explain white male delinquency, and thus, are limited in their understanding of crime and deviance within a gender or racial context. The purpose of this study is to use a series of logistic regression models to evaluate this assertion regarding criminological 'theories' of recidivism. The results indicate that there are substantive differences in statistically significant coefficients, models explanatory power, and percent improvement in models ability to correctly classify recidivists between gender, race and gender/race models. These findings suggest that further research should be conducted in this area.
Feminist; Gender; Race; Recidivism; Theory
Criminology; Women's studies; Ethnology--Study and teaching; Blacks--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Shuck, Amie M, "Feminist theory: Gender, race and recidivism" (1997). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3298.