Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice / Edition 3

Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice / Edition 3

by Meda Chesney-Lind, Randall G. Shelden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534557740

ISBN-13: 9780534557744

Pub. Date: 08/11/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This text is intended as a supplement for courses in juvenile delinquency, or for special topics courses on women in criminal justice. This is the first book devoted solely to the topic of female delinquency and the treatment of young girls by the juvenile justice system. The book sheds new light on the special problems of delinquent girls by taking into account…  See more details below

Overview

This text is intended as a supplement for courses in juvenile delinquency, or for special topics courses on women in criminal justice. This is the first book devoted solely to the topic of female delinquency and the treatment of young girls by the juvenile justice system. The book sheds new light on the special problems of delinquent girls by taking into account what it is like to grow up female in a patriarchal society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534557744
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/11/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1. Why a Book on Girls and Juvenile Justice? 2. The Extent of Female Delinquency. 3. The Nature of Female Delinquency. 4. Girls and Gangs. 5. Theories of Female Delinquency and Crime. 6. Girls' Lives and Girls' Delinquency. 7. Girls and the Juvenile Justice System: A Historical Overview. 8. The Contemporary Juvenile Justice System and Girls. PART ONE; POLICE AND JUVENILE COURT PROCESSING. 9. The Contemporary Juvenile Justice System and Girls. PART TWO: GIRLS IN INSTITUTIONS. 10. In Their Own Words: Interviews with Girls in the Juvenile Justice System. 11. Programs for Girls in Trouble. 12. Conclusions. Bibliography. Name Index. Subject Index.

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