×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Female Offender: Girls, Women, and Crime / Edition 3
     

The Female Offender: Girls, Women, and Crime / Edition 3

by Meda Chesney-Lind, Lisa J. Pasko
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 1412996694

ISBN-13: 9781412996693

Pub. Date: 02/28/2012

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Scholarship in criminology over the last few decades has often left little room for research and theory on how female offenders are perceived and handled in the criminal justice system. In truth, one out of every four juveniles arrested is female and the population of women in prison has tripled in the past decade. Co-authored by Meda Chesney-Lind, one of the

Overview

Scholarship in criminology over the last few decades has often left little room for research and theory on how female offenders are perceived and handled in the criminal justice system. In truth, one out of every four juveniles arrested is female and the population of women in prison has tripled in the past decade. Co-authored by Meda Chesney-Lind, one of the pioneers in the development of the feminist theoretical perspective in criminology, the subject matter of The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime, Third Edition redresses the balance by providing critical insight into these issues. In an engaging style, authors Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko explore gender and cultural factors in women's lives that often precede criminal behavior and address the question of whether female offenders are more violent today than in the past. The authors provide a revealing look at how public discomfort with the idea of women as criminals significantly impacts the treatment received by this offender population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412996693
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
519,797
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. Girls' Troubles and "Female Delinquency "
3. Girls, Gangs, and Violence
4. The Juvenile Justice System and Girls
5. Trends in Women's Crime
6. Sentencing Women to Prison: Equality Without Justice
7. Female Offenders, Community Supervision, and Evidence-Based Practices
8. Conclusion
References
Index
About the Authors

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews