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Female Juvenile Delinquents

  • By: Alison S. Burke
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Girls are the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system. In 2003, they accounted for 29% of all juvenile arrests, yet they are rarely the focus of research. In a correctional system designed for boys and men, girls have proceeded ...

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