The Delinquent Girl

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.46
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 92%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $2.46   
  • New (3) from $27.98   
  • Used (3) from $2.46   

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.

Read More Show Less

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)

Meet the Author

Margaret A. Zahn is Professor of Sociology and Criminology at North Carolina State University, and Past President and Fellow of the American Society of Criminology. She is Principal Investigator of the Girls Study Group, a major project funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, coordinated by RTI International, where she was a Visiting Scientist. She is the co-editor of several books including Homicide: A Sourcebook of Social Research (with M. Dwayne Smith).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

Introduction Margaret A. Zahn Zahn, Margaret A. Robert Agnew Agnew, Robert Angela Browne Browne, Angela 1

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

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

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

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

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

6 Peer Influences on Girls' Delinquency Peggy Giordano Giordano, Peggy 127

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

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

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

10 Young Women and Street Gangs Jody Miller Miller, Jody 207

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

Appendix Girls Study Group Members 265

Notes 267

References 273

Contributors 325

Index 329

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)