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Gavray, Claire ULg

in Interrogations , revue pluridisciplinaire en sciences sociales - revue en ligne (2009), 8

Juvenile Delinquency and Gender Issues Based on a recent survey on self-related delinquency conducted in Belgium as part of an International research, girls’ and boys’ behaviours are questioned ... [more ▼]

Juvenile Delinquency and Gender Issues Based on a recent survey on self-related delinquency conducted in Belgium as part of an International research, girls’ and boys’ behaviours are questioned. Comparisons confirm a lower deviant implication from girls but this phenomenon is not uniform according to the type of act taken into account. Beyond that, comparisons question mechanisms that compel boys and girls to experience deviant behaviours or to take risks. The Gender perspective helps to understand results, even paradoxical ones. The usual invisibility of those mechanisms contributes to make believe, wrongly, in a linear, even successfully completed march towards sex equality or in natural gendered specificities [less ▲]

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