|Researchers have discussed several pathways into crime for women offenders. Using data from interviews with over 800 crime-involved cocaine dependent women living in Miami, we will explore the circumstances of their entries into crime. The data will be examined using both OLS and logistic
multivariate modeling. History of violence, sexual abuse, drug use and conditions of poverty in these women will be considered. Also examined will be the types of a criminal activity in which these women engage. Finally, we will look at whether or not any of the pathways or other variables vary by whether or not the women were currently in treatment or were interviewed "on the street."
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