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Gender, Lifestyles, and Victimization - Beyond Routine Activity

NCJ Number
Violence and Victims Volume: 1 Issue: 2 Dated: (Summer 1986) Pages: 85-99
G F Jensen; D Brownfield
Date Published
15 pages
Using data from a national survey of high school seniors and a study of high school students in Tucson, Ariz., this paper tests hypotheses about gender, routine activities, and delinquent activities as correlates of teenage victimization.
The results are consistent with the hypotheses and suggest the following generalizations: (1) activities which involve the mutual pursuit of fun are more victimogenic than activities which passively put people a risk, (2) delinquent activity is positively related to vicitimization, (3) delinquent activity is more strongly related to victimization than nondelinquent activities, and (4) gender differences in victimization are reduced considerably by controls for delinquent activity. 30 references and 7 tables. (Author abstract modified)


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