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.
- Drug-involved women
- Local life circumstances
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine