ERIC Number: ED140156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Changing Sex Roles and Females' Involvement in Delinquency.
Giordano, Peggy C.
This paper provides an indepth review of the literature dealing with females' involvement in delinquency and examines some of the widely held assumptions and their implications. Additionally, it sets out to assess the nature of changes in sex role attitudes or behavior which may be accounting for increased involvement by females in criminal activity. Subjects were 108 girls at a state institution for juvenile offenders and 83 girls randomly selected from an urban high school in a predominantly lower status area. Age range was 12-19. Questionnaires were administered to both groups to see if girls were involved primarily with status offenses, incorrigibility, etc., as depicted in the literature, or whether there were girls who had gotten involved in crimes generally considered"masculine." Results indicate that while most of the girls in the institution had committed many of the "traditional" female offenses, there was evidence of significant involvement in more serious crimes as well. (Author/YRJ)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwestern Sociological Society (St. Louis, Missouri, April 21-24, 1976)