Juvenile Running Away: Gender Stereotypes

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If a juvenile delinquent is female then the probability of being detained for a runaway offence is higher than if the juvenile is male. In this circumstance the independent variable is the gender, female, and the dependent variable is the offense “running away”. This hypothesis will be measured first qualitatively by gender and then quantitatively with the empirical number of cases with the offense status “running away”. If the difference is between the genders in a given data set is noticeably higher for females than for males, even though the rates are considered approximately equal, than the null hypothesis is not rejected and therefore a gender bias can be considered. If the rejected null hypothesis is rejected been we accept the alternate

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