Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorSchwartz, Jennifer
dc.creatorClemons, Katie Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-02T19:09:48Z
dc.date.available2015-11-02T19:09:48Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/5487
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.), Department of Sociology, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractIt is clear that statistics show vast differences in arrest rates between males and females for criminal behavior, with the most drastic differences found among violent offenses. However, the extent to which sex impacts the likelihood of arrest has proven much more difficult to establish, making the "true" size of the gender gap more elusive. Furthermore, if there is an influence of sex on the likelihood of arrest, whether that relationship has been consistent or if it has changed over time has gone unexamined. This study takes a longitudinal approach to examine the relationship between sex and arrest likelihood, as well as the influence of the relationship of race, co-offending, and various contextual factors. To analyze these relationships data from the National Incident Based Reporting System from 1996-2010 for simple assault, aggravated assault, and robbery were utilized. Results show gender similarity in arrest likelihood for simple assault and aggravated assault, but a higher likelihood of arrest for females for robbery. These findings refute the commonly held belief of chivalry accorded to female offenders.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Sociology, Washington State Universityen_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsIn copyright
dc.rightsPublicly accessible
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ndltd.org/standards/metadata
dc.rights.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess
dc.subjectCriminology
dc.subjectArrest
dc.subjectCrime
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectViolence
dc.titleProbability of arrest based on sex: A longitudinal analysis of simple assault, aggravated assault, and robbery from 1996-2010
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record