Gender, delinquency, and the Great Depression: a test of power‐control theory

BILL MCCARTHY*, JOHN HAGAN

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Abstract

Dans cet article, nous 6tudions comment la relation entre sexe et ddinquence a variC, des annees pr6cCdant la Grande DPpression i celles qui l'ont suivie, en passant par les annies mOmes de la Crise. Nos donnkes sont tirCes de rapports de tribunaux de Toronto; nous testons plusieurs facons d'expliquer les changements observk, en nous basant sur la theorie du 'contrble‐pouvoir' et sur d'autres thkories. Les rbultats de l'analyse montrent qu'une theorie modifee du 'contrde‐pouvoir' explique adbquatement la variation. 11s encouragent aussi la poursuite de l'ktude de la variation dans le temps de la relation entre sexe et delinquence. Using data from Toronto court reports, this paper examines variation in the genderdelinquency relationship before, during, and after the Great Depression. It tests a variety of possible explanations for observed changes in this relationship drawn from power‐control theory and other theoretical perspectives. Results of the data analysis support a revised power‐control theory and encourage further exploration of variation in the gender‐delinquency relationship across time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-177
Number of pages25
JournalCanadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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