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This revision of an award-winning text is the first book devoted solely to the topic of female delinquency and the treatment of young girls by the juvenile justice system. It 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. Based on extensive and original research, the text provides compelling firsthand accounts from girls as well as solid research and theory.
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.