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Armstrong - https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6003-0031
While numerous studies have examined female victimization in the general population, fewer studies have focused specifically on high‐risk populations such as drug‐involved females. Of the existing literature, the Lifestyle Exposure and/or Routine Activities theory is frequently used to examine the antecedent conditions and correlates of female victimization. This study employs a dynamic modeling approach to examine the effect of short‐term change (i.e., monthly) in local life circumstances on female victimization within a criminogenic population. Results demonstrated that risk of victimization increased in months a woman was in a relationship, lived with a significant other and/or her children, engaged in criminogenic behavior, or lived in an transitory situation. Contrary to traditional theoretical expectations, conventional employment did not reduce a women’s likelihood of victimization.
Armstrong, G.S. & Griffin, M.L. (2007). The effect of local life circumstances on victimization on drug-involved women. Justice Quarterly, 24(1), 80-105. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418820701201008
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