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Author: Lamberton, Chelsi
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1. Lamberton, Chelsi
Zhang, Yan
Does Gender Matter? Effects of Parental Incarceration on Male and Female Juvenile Delinquency
Presented: San Francisco CA, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November 2019
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: American Society of Criminology
Keyword(s): Childhood Adversity/Trauma; Delinquency/Gang Activity; Gender; Incarceration/Jail; Parental Influences

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Due to the era of mass incarceration, millions of children in the United States have experienced parental incarceration. Recently, the body of research on the ways that parental incarceration may affect children and patterns of juvenile delinquency has grown. However, not much focus has been contributed to how gender may influence juvenile delinquency that occurs after a parent is incarcerated. Studies on children of incarcerated parents typically focus on males or do not consider gender, and there is little research on the impact that the incarcerated parent's gender has on their child's delinquent behavior. This study uses data from the NLSY97 and elements of Agnew's General Strain Theory (GST) to test two questions about the relationship between gender, juvenile delinquency, and parental incarceration: 1) do males and females engage in gendered delinquent behavior as a result of the strain of parental incarceration? 2) does the gender of a juvenile's incarcerated parent influence the type of delinquent behavior they engage in?
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Lamberton, Chelsi and Yan Zhang. "Does Gender Matter? Effects of Parental Incarceration on Male and Female Juvenile Delinquency." Presented: San Francisco CA, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, November 2019.