Stroh, Michael, Eichinger, Matthias, Giza, Adam, Hirschmann, Nathalie, Boegelein, Nicole, Pitsela, Angelika and Neubacher, Frank (2016). Are Female Offenders Underreported Compared to Male Offenders? A German-Greek Comparison of Crime Reporting, Rating of Offence Seriousness and Personal Experiences of Victimisation. Eur. J. Crim. Policy Res., 22 (4). S. 635 - 654. DORDRECHT: SPRINGER. ISSN 1572-9869

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Abstract

The difference in official crime statistics between women and men is a constant fact in criminology, but has yet to be explained in a satisfactory way. There are few studies addressing the issue of why this gender gap is larger in registered crime than it is in self-report studies. The study at hand comprises a survey among Greek and German students to examine whether this gap could be attributed to a gender-specific reporting of crime. Participants' self-reported experiences of victimisation and their rating of the seriousness of offences depicted in case vignettes were used to gain insight into varying tendencies to report a crime depending on the offender's gender. The act of reporting a crime did not vary gender-specifically.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Stroh, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Eichinger, MatthiasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Giza, AdamUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hirschmann, NathalieUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Boegelein, NicoleUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pitsela, AngelikaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Neubacher, FrankUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-254312
DOI: 10.1007/s10610-016-9302-5
Journal or Publication Title: Eur. J. Crim. Policy Res.
Volume: 22
Number: 4
Page Range: S. 635 - 654
Date: 2016
Publisher: SPRINGER
Place of Publication: DORDRECHT
ISSN: 1572-9869
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
SEX-DIFFERENCES; DELINQUENCY; GENDERMultiple languages
Criminology & PenologyMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/25431

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