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Power-Control Theory: An Examination Of Private And Public Patriarchy, Jessica Nicole Mitchell Aug 2013

Power-Control Theory: An Examination Of Private And Public Patriarchy, Jessica Nicole Mitchell

Jessica N Mitchell

The gender difference in crime is indisputable. In an attempt to explain gender differences in adolescents' involvement in crime, secondary data analysis of middle and high school students and their neighborhoods will be examined. Feminists have identified the concept of patriarchy as the root of gender differences in all behavior and particularly in criminal behavior. Hagan's Power-Control Theory incorporates the concept of patriarchy through measures within home to examine how differences in occupational authority between parents affects the gender difference in delinquency through differential controls placed on sons and daughters. However, it has been suggested that the measure of ...