The Female Offender: Girls, Women, and Crime

The Female Offender: Girls, Women, and Crime

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by Meda Chesney-Lind
     
 

The criminology literature has left little room for research and theory on how female offenders are perceived and handled in the criminal justice system.
This book redresses the balance by providing critical insight into this issue. Meda Chesney-Lind explores gender and cultural factors in women's lives that often precede a move towards criminal behavior, and

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Overview

The criminology literature has left little room for research and theory on how female offenders are perceived and handled in the criminal justice system.
This book redresses the balance by providing critical insight into this issue. Meda Chesney-Lind explores gender and cultural factors in women's lives that often precede a move towards criminal behavior, and addresses the question of whether female offenders are more violent today than in the past. The author also takes a revealing look at how public discomfort with the idea of women as criminals has had significant impact on the treatment received by this offender population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803950993
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/20/1997
Series:
Women in the Criminal Justice System Series, #2
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
2Girls' Troubles and "Female Delinquency"10
3Girls, Gangs, and Violence: Rediscovering the "Liberated Female Crook"33
4The Juvenile Justice System and Girls59
5Trends in Women's Crime95
6Drugs, Violence, and Women's Crime120
7Sentencing Women to Prison: Equality Without Justice145
8Conclusion175
References182
Index207
About the Author220

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