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ERIC Number: ED138903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Offense Patterns of Rural Delinquents: A Ten Year Assessment.
Thilmony, Jeri J.; And Others
Research on rural delinquency is far from prolific and tends to focus on non-trend comparisons with the urban sector (see, for example, Clinard, 1942 and Lentz, 1956). The purpose of this paper is to present the results of a trend study of rural delinquents (N=3,347 non-traffic cases) based on the 1965 through 1974 juvenile court records of nine counties in the state of North Dakota. Data analysis focuses upon the types of rural offense patterns as associated with age, sex, community size, and recidivism. Using a social control perspective and the identified empirical patterns, some guarded propositiions about the epidemiology of rural delinquency are suggested as an alternate to the differential opportunity thesis apparently subscribed to by some, e.g., Quinney, 1975. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (St. Louis, Missouri, April 21-24, 1976); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.