Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice

Editor/Author Chesney-Lind, Meda and Shelden, Randall G.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $51.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $77.93
ISBN: 978-1-11-845406-0
Category: Social Sciences - Criminology & Law
Book Status: Available
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The new edition of Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice combines cutting-edge research and expanded coverage of girls violence to include data showing that, despite media hype, girls are not becoming more violent. It also covers girls in gangs and the emerging literature on the sexual trafficking of girls, adding some complexity to the sometimes over-hyped discussion of this issue. The overall approach is global in context.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Fourth Edition
  • 1 Introduction: Why a Book on Girls and Juvenile Justice?
  • 2 The Extent of Female Delinquency
  • Recent Trends: National Arrest Data
  • Self-Report Surveys
  • Delinquent Careers
  • Racial Differences
  • Summary
  • References
  • 3 The Nature of Female Delinquency
  • Girls and Shoplifting
  • Status Offenses
  • Runaways
  • Prostitution among Girls
  • International Prostitution
  • Girls and Violence
  • Relabeling Status Offenses
  • Aggression and Gender
  • Girls and Robbery
  • Summary
  • References
  • 4 Girls and Gangs
  • Trends in Girl Gang Membership
  • Criminal Activities of Girls in Gangs
  • Types of Female Gangs
  • Moving Beyond the Stereotypes: The Social Context of Girl Gangs
  • Class and race
  • Drug use
  • Reasons for joining the gang
  • Relationship with males and male gangs
  • Family-related issues
  • School and work
  • Summary
  • References
  • 5 Theories of Crime and Female Delinquency
  • Early Theories of Female Delinquency
  • Sociological Theories of (Male) Delinquency: Do They Apply to Girls?
  • Social disorganization/social ecology theory
  • Strain Theory
  • Cultural Deviance Theories
  • Cohen's “culture of the gang”
  • Miller's “lower-class culture”
  • Differential Association
  • Control Theory
  • Labeling Theory
  • Critical/Marxist Perspectives
  • A Concluding Note
  • Towards a Theory of Female Delinquency
  • The Women's Movement and Female Crime
  • Feminist Criminology
  • Summary
  • References
  • 6 Girls' Lives and Girls' Delinquency
  • Growing Up Female
  • Welcome to “Girlworld”: “Oh, Look at Me I'm So Pretty”
  • Girls, Parents, and Peers
  • Girls, Peers, and Pathways into Delinquency
  • Girls and the Sexual Double Standard
  • Girls' Victimization and Girls' Crime
  • Girls' victimization and female delinquency
  • Contemporary Thinking about Adolescence, Gender, and Crime
  • Sisters are doing it for themselves
  • Street liberation perspectives
  • Contemporary Perspectives of Girls' Delinquency and Violence
  • Patriarchy and gendered inequalities
  • Beyond victimization: violent girls as “one of the guys”
  • Girls' code of the streets: considering race, class, and gender
  • Context matters in girls' delinquency
  • Summary
  • References
  • 7 Girls and the Juvenile Justice System: A Historical Overview
  • The Doctrine of Parens Patriae: Roots of a Double Standard of Juvenile Justice
  • Ex Parte Crouse: Challenging Parens Patriae
  • People v. Turner: Over-Ruling Crouse
  • The Child-Saving Movement and the Juvenile Court
  • “The Best Place to Conquer Girls”
  • The Juvenile Court and the Double Standard of Juvenile Justice
  • Deinstitutionalization and Judicial Paternalism: Challenges to the Double Standard of Juvenile Justice
  • Unpopular Reform?
  • Recent Trends: Finally a Focus on Girls, the Republican Backlash, and Congressional Gridlock
  • Summary
  • References
  • 8 The Contemporary Juvenile Justice System and Girls, Part I: Police and Juvenile Court Processing
  • An Overview of the System and Process
  • The Rights of Juveniles: A Review of Key Cases
  • Implications of Supreme Court Rulings for Girls
  • Getting into the System
  • Girls on the Streets
  • Girls at the Station House
  • Delinquents in Court
  • Gender and Delinquency Referrals
  • Comparing Girls and Boys in Court
  • Girls, Race, and the New Double Standard of Juvenile Justice
  • Summary
  • References
  • 9 The Contemporary Juvenile Justice System and Girls, Part II: Girls in Institutions
  • Youths in Institutions: A National Overview
  • Number of girls in institutions
  • Private facilities: a problematic option for juvenile justice
  • Demographic Characteristics of Youths in Institutions
  • Status off enses and bootstrapping, a continuing problem
  • Girls in detention
  • Girls' experiences in detention
  • Gender and training schools – girls' victimization continues
  • Girls, race, and institutionalization
  • Summary
  • References
  • 10 In Their Own Words: Voices of Youths at Risk With assistance from Vera Lopez and Julia Foley
  • Introduction
  • Relationship Power, Control, and Dating Violence Among Latina Girls
  • Boys' control strategies
  • Girls' counterstrategies
  • The “Risky” Lives of Girl Delinquents: Bottcher's California Study
  • Summary
  • References
  • 11 Programs for Girls in Trouble
  • Interconnected Troubles
  • Trauma
  • Destructive and distraught families
  • Dangerous neighborhoods and unsafe schools
  • Substance abuse
  • Health issues
  • Academic achievement
  • Specifi c Types of Counseling and Education
  • The Detention Diversion Advocacy Project (DDAP)
  • Gender differences
  • Gaps in Services for Girls
  • Explaining the lack of services for girls
  • The fit of assessed needs, expressed needs, and program descriptions
  • Someone to talk to
  • Improving relationships with peers
  • Sex, sexuality, pregnancy, parenting, and relationships with intimate partners
  • Empowerment
  • Multiple needs and wraparound services
  • Assessed Needs, Expressed Needs, and Contemporary Program Evaluations
  • The Ideal Program
  • Instead of Incarceration: What Could Be Done to Meet the Needs of Girls?
  • Are Gender-Specifi c Programs Necessary?
  • Programming as if Girls Mattered: Getting Past Girls Watching Boys Play Sports
  • Lack of validated gender-specifi c programs: programming and the “forgotten few”
  • Honolulu Girls Court: Overview of a Promising Best Practice
  • Policy Implications and Future Directions
  • Summary
  • References
  • 12 Conclusions