This article is a theoretical examination of the validity of the double jeopardy hypothesis from a number of social psychological perspectives. After a general review of the literature on double jeopardy, section two sets forth some alternative views on minority aging. In section three, four social psychological theories areexplicated in order to ascertain whether they would predict a double jeopardy outcome. In no case does the prediction suggest double jeopardy. Finally, a caveat is noted regarding how researchers define double jeopardy.
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