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Girls, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice - 3rd edition

Girls, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (ISBN10: 0534557740; ISBN13: 9780534557744)
ISBN13: 978-0534557744
ISBN10: 0534557740

Summary: This award-winning text was 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 as well as solid research and theory.

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  • NEW! New and updated statistics on arrest trends, victimization trends, self-report studies, juvenile court data and correctional populations.
  • Ethnographic examples provide readers with compelling and enlightening personal stories.
  • To address the special problems that girls encounter in the American prison system, this text evaluates the relative success of alternative programs to incarceration.
  • NEW! New section in chapter 3 (The Nature of Female Delinquency) on girls and violence.
  • NEW! Significantly revised Chapter 4 (Girls and Gangs) including new information of media portrayals of girl gangs, the types of girl gangs, discussions of class and race, drug use in girl gangs (including Miller's research.)
  • NEW! New theoretical coverage in Chapter 5 (Theories of Female Delinquency), including social disorganization, new information on strain theory, and discussion of cultural differences.
  • NEW! New section in Chapter 10 (In Their Own Words) on interviews with girls in Hawaii.
  • NEW! Completely revised and updated Chapter 11 (Programs for Girls in Trouble), with new information on programming for girls.
  • NEW! This text can be packaged with any Wadsworth textbook at a significant discount. Please contact your local Thomson/Wadsworth sales representative for more details.
  • Explores the relevance of classic theories of delinquency to female juveniles.
  • The authors present an impressive amount of historical data and contemporary studies.
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 08/11/2003
International: No

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