Gender, Low Self-Control, and Violent Victimization

Jeffrey T. Ward, Kathleen Talbot, Marie Skubak Tillyer, Jodi Lane

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Prior research demonstrates that men generally experience higher levels of violent victimization relative to women. Using a high-risk sample of jail inmates, the present study draws on the core ideas from the self-control and societal norms toward the treatment of women literatures to examine the main and interactive effects of gender and self-control on violent victimization. Results indicate that gender and self-control both exhibit main effects on violent victimization net of control variables and that gender and self-control interact such that the gender gap in violent victimization disappears among men and women with low levels of self-control. We discuss the implications of our findings for theory, policy, and future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-129
Number of pages17
JournalDeviant Behavior
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 19 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law


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