Public views toward crime and correctional policies - Is there a gender gap?
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Crim. Justice
DEATH-PENALTY; ATTITUDES; SUPPORT; PUNISHMENT; PUNITIVENESS; REHABILITATION; ATTRIBUTION; OFFENDERS; SANCTIONS; TENACITY; Criminology & Penology
Differences between men and women in their proximity to crime, moral development, and attitudes toward an array of social issues suggest that a gender gap in crime views may exist. Investigations of this possibility, however, are in short supply. Using a statewide data set and a variety of global and specific questions about crime policy, punishment, and rehabilitation, this study found that men and women tend to hold moderately divergent views. Women tend to express greater support for offender treatment and less support for punishment than men. Implications of these results for the future of correctional and crime policy are discussed. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Journal of Criminal Justice
"Public views toward crime and correctional policies - Is there a gender gap?" (2002). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3047.