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Titre du document / Document title

Are the effects of religion on crime mediated, moderated, and misrepresented by inappropriate measures? = Les effets de la religion sur le crime sont-ils médiatisés, modérés et mal représentés par des mesures inappropriées?

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

BENDA Brent B. (1) ; CORWYN Robert Flynn (2) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) School of Social Work, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR 72204, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Center for Research in Teaching and Learning, College of Education, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR 72204, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

The present study consists of random samples from two public schools in the inner-city of a large metropolitan area on the East coast, involving 360 adolescents, and random samples from three rural public high schools in a state in the South involving 477 adolescents. The purpose of the study is to test generalizations found in the literature about whether: (a) church attendance is an adequate measure of the effects of religion on delinquency, (b) religion is related to more serious offenses like crimes against property and persons, (c) church attendance or religiosity are related to crime among adolescents when the effects of major predictors are controlled, and, (d) the effects of religiosity are moderated by region of residence. The findings show that religiosity rather than church attendance is significantly related to crime, and the former remains a significant predictor even it is analyzed simultaneously with the strongest predictor observed in the literature. Finally, the effects of religiosity are not moderated by region of residence (i.e., the effects of religiosity have a significant inverse relationship to crime on the East coast as well as in the South). The implications of these findings are discussed.

Revue / Journal Title

Journal of social service research    ISSN  0148-8376 

Source / Source

2001, vol. 27, no3, pp. 57-86 (5 p.1/2)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Haworth Press, St. Louis, MO, ETATS-UNIS  (1977) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Scientific Literature

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Test

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Prediction

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Regional variability

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Criminality

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Juvenile Delinquency

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Religion

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Effect

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Religiosity

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Social Indicator

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Church Attendance

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United States Of America

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Rural environment

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Comparison

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Metropolitan Area

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Adolescent

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High School Students

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Survey

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Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Etats-Unis du Sud

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Côte est

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Littérature scientifique

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Test

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Prédiction

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Variabilité régionale

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Criminalité

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Délinquance juvénile

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Religion

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Effet

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Religiosité

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Indicateur social

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Assistance à la messe

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Etats-Unis

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Milieu rural

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Comparaison

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Métropole

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Adolescent

;

Elève du secondaire

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Enquête

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 23842, 35400009783896.0040

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 14211753



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