The Delinquent Girl

The Delinquent Girl

by Margaret Zahn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1592139523

ISBN-13: 9781592139521

Pub. Date: 10/28/2009

Publisher: Temple University Press

Over the past decade and a half, girls' involvement in the juvenile justice system has increased. Yet the topic remains understudied by criminologists. The Delinquent Girl is a "state of the field" effort that identifies and analyzes the kind of crimes that girls commit and the causes of girls' delinquency. The distinguished academics and practitioners who

Overview

Over the past decade and a half, girls' involvement in the juvenile justice system has increased. Yet the topic remains understudied by criminologists. The Delinquent Girl is a "state of the field" effort that identifies and analyzes the kind of crimes that girls commit and the causes of girls' delinquency. The distinguished academics and practitioners who contributed to this volume provide an overview of the research on girls' delinquencies, discuss policy implications, and point to areas where further research is critically needed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592139521
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction Margaret A. Zahn Robert Agnew Angela Browne 1

1 The Contribution of "Mainstream" Theories to the Explanation of Female Delinquency Robert Agnew 7

2 Feminist Theories of Girls' Delinquency Jody Miller Christopher W. Mullins 30

3 Trends in Girls' Delinquency and the Gender Gap: Statistical Assessment of Diverse Sources Darrell Steffensmeier Jennifer Schwartz 50

4 Biopsychological Factors, Gender, and Delinquency Diana Fishbein Shari Miller Donna Marie Winn Gayle Dakof 84

5 Family Influences on Girls' Delinquency Candace Kruttschnitt Peggy Giordano 107

6 Peer Influences on Girls' Delinquency Peggy Giordano 127

7 Girls, Schooling, and Delinquency Allison Ann Payne Denise C. Gottfredson Candace Kruttschnitt 146

8 Gender Differences in Neighborhood Effects and Delinquency Margaret A. Zahn Angela Browne 164

9 The Context of Girls' Violence: Peer Groups, Families, Schools, and Communities Merry Moras Meda Chesney-Lind 182

10 Young Women and Street Gangs Jody Miller 207

11 Girls in the Juvenile Justice System Barry C. Feld 225

Appendix: Girls Study Group Members 265

Notesv267

References 273

Contributors 325

Index 329

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