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A Biosocial Explanation for Male-Female Differences in Criminal Involvement
A biosocial explanation for male-female differences in criminal involvement
Kevin M.BeaverFlorida State University
Joseph L.NedelecUniversity of Cincinnati

Criminological research has identified a long list of risk factors that are associated with involvement in criminal behaviors. These risk factors span virtually every level of analysis, touch on virtually every facet of life, and cover virtually every developmental time period. All these previously identified risk factors, however, are not equal. Some risk factors, for example, have been shown to be spurious, some have been shown to be methodological or statistical artifacts, and still others remain under close empirical scrutiny. But, for a small handful of risk factors, the evidence has been decidedly overwhelming in showing a connection with criminal behaviors. Of ...

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