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Gender and Risk Assessment in Juvenile Offenders: A Meta-analysis

Abstract Although young males are still the primary perpetrators of juvenile crime, girls are increasingly coming into contact with the criminal justice system. While girls may have different pathways to crime and risks for recidivism than boys, their risk to reoffend is typically assessed using a gender-neutral tool that is based on social learning theory: a theory originally developed and tested on males. With the appropriateness of using gender-neutral tools to assess female criminality coming into question, a number of researchers have searched for a resolution. To date, mixed findings on the predictive validity of risk assessment tools have not provided any definitive answers. To help assess the predictive validity of the Youth Level of Service... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Pusch, Natasha Hillary (Author) / Holtfreter, K (Advisor) / Wright, K (Committee member) / Telep, C (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / gender / juvenile corrections / level of service inventory / recidivism / risk assessment / ysl/cmi
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 59 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Criminology and Criminal Justice 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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