International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Assessing the Differential Impact of Risk Indicators on the Delinquency of African American and White Females
Jessica S. Davis Ganao, Facelys Suero

The criminal justice system and indeed the research community have recognized the need to focus on the delinquent behavior of females. Unfortunately, much of the research being conducted on female delinquency focuses on the differences between males and females and does not address differences that exist among females to include race and class differences. The findings from this study show there are significant differences in the impact of risk factors on the delinquency of White and African American females that highlight the need for race specific research. Implications for delinquency prevention and intervention programs are discussed.

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