Girls, Women, and Crime: Selected Readings / Edition 2

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Overview

What characterizes women’s and girls’ pathways to crime?

Girls, Women, and Crime: Selected Readings, Second Edition is a compilation of journal articles on the female offender written by leading researchers in the fields of criminology and women’s studies. 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. This in-depth collection leaves readers with a greater understanding of the complexities and nuances of the realtionship between girls and women and crime.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412996709
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/26/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 265
  • Sales rank: 240,250
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Meda Chesney-Lind is Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Hawaii, and a B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Whitman College. 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, The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime, Female Gangs in America, Invisible Punishment, Girls, Women and Crime, and Beyond Bad Girls: Gender Violence and Hype. She has just finished an edited collection on trends in girls’ violence, entitled Fighting for Girls: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Violence, published by SUNY Press. Dr. Chesney-Lind is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and the Western Society of Criminology. She has been on the Women’s Studies faculty at the University of Hawaii since 1986, and also serves on the graduate faculty in the Department of Sociology.

She received the Bruce Smith, Sr. Award "for outstanding contributions to Criminal Justice" from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in April, 2001. She was named a fellow of the American Society of Criminology in 1996 and has also received the Herbert Block Award for service to the society and the profession from the American Society of Criminology. She has also received the Donald Cressey Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for "outstanding contributions to the field of criminology," the Founders award of the Western Society of Criminology for "significant improvement of the quality of justice," and the University of Hawaii Board of Regent's Medal for "Excellence in Research."

Chesney-Lind is an outspoken advocate for girls and women, particularly those who find their way into the criminal justice system. Her work on the problem of sexism in the treatment of girls in the juvenile justice system was partially responsible for the recent national attention devoted to services to girls in that system. More recently, she has worked hard to call attention to the soaring rate of women's imprisonment and the need to vigorously seek alternatives to women's incarceration.

In Hawaii, Chesney-Lind has served as Principal Investigator of a long standing project on Hawaii's youth gang problem funded by the State of Hawaii Office of Youth Services. She has more recently also received funding to conduct research on the unique problems of girl's at risk of becoming delinquent from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Finally, she has also recently been tapped by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety to serve on an advisory panel on the problems of women in prison in Hawaii.

Lisa Pasko, Assistant Professor, received her Ph D from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Lisa's primary research and teaching interests include criminology, punishment, sexualities/gender studies, as well as methodological issues in conducting studies of crime and deviance. Her dissertation examined juvenile delinquency and justice in Hawaii, with particular attention on the differential effects institutional policies and behaviors have on boys and girls. She is co-author of "The Female Offender" and other articles that explore issues of gender and delinquency. Dr. Pasko teaches courses on criminology, the female offender, men and masculinities, and crime and punishment. For the past ten years, she has been involved in criminal justice research. As project coordinator for the University of Hawaii Youth Gang Project, she evaluated numerous prevention and intervention programs for at-risk youth. Dr. Pasko has published in a variety of areas, including an ethnography of stripping, pathways predictors of juvenile justice involvement, a feminist analysis of restorative justice initiatives, and evaluations of two girl offender programs. Her current research is funded by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice and examines the treatment of sexual minority girls in youth corrections.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I. GENDER AND CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORIZING: GENDER AT THE FOREFRONT
Chapter 1. Different Ways of Conceptualizing Sex/Gender in Feminist Theory and Their Implications for Criminology - Kathleen Daly
Chapter 2. Patriarchy Matters: Toward a Gendered Theory of Teen Violence and Victimization - Lyn Mikel Brown, Meda Chesney-Lind, and Nan Stein
Chapter 3. Feminism in Criminology: Engendering the Outlaw - Dana M. Britton
Chapter 4. An Argument for Black Feminist Criminology: Understanding African American Women's Experiences With Intimate Partner Abuse Using an Integrated Approach - Hillary Potter
PART II. FEMALE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS: VICTIMIZATION, DELINQUENCY, AND THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Chapter 5. At-Risk Girls and Delinquency: Career Pathways - Carla P. Davis
Chapter 6. Violence Against Girls Provokes Girls' Violence: From Private Injury to Public Harm - Laurie Schaffner
Chapter 7. The Gendered Nature of Risk Factors for Delinquency - Joanne Belknap and Kristi Holsinger
Chapter 8. Moving Toward Justice for Female Juvenile Offenders in the New Millennium: Modeling Gender-Specific Policies and Programs - Barbara Bloom, Barbara Owen, Elizabeth Piper Deschenes, and Jill Rosenbaum
PART III. THE WOMAN OFFENDER: WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES WITH DRUGS, CRIME, AND VIOLENCE
Chapter 9. Murder as Self-Help: Women and Intimate Partner Homicide - Elicka S. L. Peterson
Chapter 10. Women at Risk in Sex Work: Strategies for Survival - Priscilla Pyett and Deborah Warr
Chapter 11. Dimensions of Women's Power in the Illicit Drug Economy - Tammy L. Anderson
Chapter 12. The War on Drugs as a War Against Black Women - Stephanie R. Bush-Baskette
PART IV. THE FEMALE OFFENDER AND INCARCERATION: BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER INCARCERATION
Chapter 13. Women Under Lock and Key: A View From the Inside - Meda Chesney-Lind and Noelie Rodriguez
Chapter 14. The Changing Nature of Interpersonal Relationships in a Women's Prison - Kimberly R. Greer
Chapter 15. "Setting the Record Straight ": Girls, Sexuality, and the Juvenile Correctional System - Lisa Pasko
Chapter 16. People, Places, and Things: How Female Ex-Prisoners Negotiate Their Neighborhood Context - Andrea Leverentz
Index
About the Editors

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