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Over the past decade and a half, girls' involvement in the juvenile justice system has increased. Yet the topic remains understudied by criminologists. The Delinquent Girl is a "state of the field" effort that identifies and analyzes the kind of crimes that girls commit and the causes of girls' delinquency. The distinguished academics and practitioners who contributed to this volume provide an overview of the research on girls' delinquencies, discuss policy implications, and point to areas where further research is critically needed.
|Publisher:||Temple University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
1. The Contribution of "Mainstream" Theories to the Explanation of Female Delinquency
2. Feminist Theories of Girls' Delinquency
3. Trends in Girls' Delinquency and the Gender Gap: Statistical Assessment of Diverse Sources
4. Biopsychological Factors, Gender, and Delinquency
5. Family Influences on Girls' Delinquency
6. Peer Influences on Girls' Delinquency
7. Girls, Schooling, and Delinquency
8. Gender Differences in Neighborhood Effects and Delinquency
9. The Context of Girls' Violence: Peer Groups, Families, Schools, and Communities
10. Young Women and Street Gangs
11. Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
Appendix: Girls Studt Group Members