Olet täälläEtusivu The Effects of Gender and Previous Prison Sentence on the Risk of Committing Crime Among a Substance-Abusing Population

The Effects of Gender and Previous Prison Sentence on the Risk of Committing Crime Among a Substance-Abusing Population

Julkaisun nimi: 
The Effects of Gender and Previous Prison Sentence on the Risk of Committing Crime Among a Substance-Abusing Population
Tekijä: 
Kaskela, T. & Pitkänen, T.
Julkaisukieli: 
Englanti
Julkaisumuoto: 
Järjestötutkimus
Liittyy hankkeeseen: 
Rekisteritutkimus asiakaskunnasta
Julkaisuvuosi: 
2016
Julkaisun tiedot: 

Crime & Delinquency. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0011128716682229

Lyhyt kuvaus: 

Is the gender gap theory in criminology valid for substance abusers who have been imprisoned? We analyzed the risk of committing a crime between 2006 and 2010 using a Cox regression analysis. The data from Finland consisted of 2,034 women and 4,537 men substance abusers divided into groups based on prior imprisonment. Overall, men had a greater risk of committing any crime than women did. However, the gender gap hypothesis was not valid in the specific case of property crimes in a substance-abusing population with prior incarcerations. Women with prior convictions differ profoundly from other substance-abusing women. This raises a question if imprisonment had a wider marginalizing effect on women than on men.

Keywords: gender, prison sentence, criminality, substance abuse, Cox regression

Julkaisun teema-alue: 
01. alkoholi
02. huumeet
06. yleinen ehkäisy
11. toimintaympäristöt
14. muu teema
... mikä: 
Rikollisuus ja vankila
Myytävä julkaisu: 
kyllä
... linkki: 
https://doi.org/10.1177/0011128716682229