Pathways to women's crime: Differences among women convicted of drug, violence and fraud offenses

Mally Shechory*, Gali Perry, Moshe Addad

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The current study was conducted on 60 Israeli female inmates. Our aim was to examine the differences among women convicted for drug, violence, and fraud offenses by socio-demographic variables and self-control and aggression levels. Results revealed that the drug group was characterized by measures attributed to chronic delinquency, and the fraud group was found to fit the pathway to low crime. At the same time, the violence group was not characterized by any of these patterns. The findings were discussed in relation to their theoretical contribution and applicability.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)399-416
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Volume151
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • drug
  • female prison inmates
  • fraud
  • pathways to crime
  • violence
  • women's crime

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