Girls, Women and Crime: Selected Readings / Edition 1

Girls, Women and Crime: Selected Readings / Edition 1

by Lisa J. Pasko
     
 

Edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko, Girls, Women, and Crime: Selected Readings is a compilation of journal articles on the female offender written by leading researchers in the field of criminology and women's studies. The individual sections in the book survey four major areas: theories of female criminality, literature on female juvenile

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Edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko, Girls, Women, and Crime: Selected Readings is a compilation of journal articles on the female offender written by leading researchers in the field of criminology and women's studies. The individual sections in the book survey four major areas: theories of female criminality, literature on female juvenile delinquents, women as offenders, and women in prison. The readings in Girls, Women, and Crime focus on two central questions: How does gender matter in crime and the justice system? What characterizes women's and girls' pathway to crime? In answering these key queries, the contributors reveal the complex worlds females in the criminal justice system must often negotiate-worlds that are frequently riddled with violence, victimization, discrimination, and economic marginalization. Features and Benefits: The articles are written by some of the leading scholars in the field of criminology. Section introductions, written by the book's coeditors, introduce the relevance and range of the topical areas covered in the sections and provide a context for the articles themselves. This anthology evaluates female juvenile delinquency, an important topic often receiving minimal attention in books on women and crime. Girls, Women, and Crime can be used as a stand-alone text or as an excellent supplement to Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko's The Female Offender, Second Edition (2003). This dynamic reader is recommended for academics, researchers, and students in sociology, women's studies, criminology, and criminal justice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761928287
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/22/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: Gender and Criminological Theorizing: Gender at the Forefront
1 Gender and Crime: A General Strain Theory Perspective - L. Broidy and R. Agnew
2 Explaining Girls' and Women's Crime and Desistance in the Context of Their Victimization Experiences - R. S. Katz
3 Different Ways of Conceptualizing Sex/Gender in Feminist Theory and Their Implications for Criminology - K. Daly
4 Feminism in Criminology: Engendering the Outlaw - D. M. Britton Part II: Female Juvenille Delinquents: Experiences With Victimization, Gang Involvement, and the Justice System
5 Outside/Inside: The Violation of American Girls at Home, on the Streets, and in the Juvenile Justice System - L. Acoca
6 The Girls in the Gang: What We Have Learned from Two Decades of Research - J. Miller
7 Gender Bias and Juvenile Justice Revisited: A Multiyear Analysis - J. M. Mac Donald and M. Chesney-Lind
8 Federal Juvenile Justice Policy and the Incarceration of Girls - I. M. Schwartz, M. Steketee, and V. Schneider Part III: The Woman Offender: Crime and Punishment
9 Murder as Self-Help: Women and Intimate Partner Homicide - E. Peterson
10 Women at Risk in Sex Work: Strategies for Survival - Priscilla Pyett, and D. Warr
11 Gender, Power, and Alternative Living Arrangements in Inner-City Crack Culture - L. Maher, E. Dunlap, B. Johnson, and A. Hamid
12 War on Drugs as a War Against Black Women - S. Bush-Baskette Part IV: Women and Prison: Before, During and After Incarceration
13 Women under Lock and Key - M. Chesney-Lind and N. Rodriguez
14 Reflections on Women's Crime and Mothers in Prison: A Peacemaking Approach - P. F.Radosh
15 Living on the Outside: African American Women Before, During, and After Imprisonment - Z. W. Henriques and N. Manatu-Rupert
16 Challenges Incarcerated Women Face as They Return to Their Communities: Findings from Life History interviews - B. Richie Index About the Editors

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