Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534264789
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Series: Criminal Justice Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.43 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Meda Chesney-Lind, Ph.D. is a Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has served as Vice President of the American Society of Criminology and President of the Western Society of Criminology. Nationally recognized for her work on women and crime, her books include Girls, DELINQUENCY, AND JUVENILE JUSTICE (Wadsworth) which was awarded the American Society of Criminology's Michael J. Hindelang Award for "outstanding contribution to criminology, 1992" and THE FEMALE OFFENDER: GIRL

Randall G. Shelden received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the Southern Illinois University in 1976. His interests include delinquency, gangs, crime control, female crime and delinquency and the history of criminal justice. Dr. Shelden is the author of four books including YOUTH GANGS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY, (Wadsworth) and CONTROLLING THE DANGEROUS CLASSES: A CRITICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE. He is currently conducting research on the prison industrial complex. He was the recipient of the UNLV Alumni award for Outstanding Teacher in 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1992 and 1993.

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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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