Award Date

1-1-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Criminal Justice

Number of Pages

72

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Feminist; Gender; Race; Recidivism; Theory

Controlled Subject

Criminology; Women's studies; Ethnology--Study and teaching; Blacks--Study and teaching

File Format

pdf

File Size

2119.68 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/jv7q-eimm processed, response: 201


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