Title

A Gendered Look at Latinx General Strain Theory

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2021

Keywords

general strain theory, Latinxs, gender, ethnic identity, risk, resilience, offending

Abstract

This study investigates gendered differences within Latinx experiences using a GST framework. We address four hypotheses: (1) Latinos and Latinas will vary in their degrees of risk for and resilience against criminal behavior; (2) Latinos and Latinas will experience strains to various degrees; (3) Latinos are more likely to respond to strain with violent and serious crime than Latinas due to the types of strains they face and their varying degrees of risk and resilience; and (4) ethnic identity will provide different degrees of resilience against violent and serious offending between Latinos and Latinas. Implications are discussed.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1177/1557085120973077

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Feminist Criminology, v. 16, issue 2, p. 115-146

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