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What characterizes women's and girls' pathways to crime?

Girls, Women, and Crime: Selected Readings, Second Edition is a compilation of journal articles on the female offender written by leading researchers in the fields of criminology and women's studies. The contributors reveal the complex worlds females in the criminal justice system must often negotiate—worlds that are frequently riddled with violence, victimization, discrimination, and economic marginalization. This in-depth collection leaves readers with a greater understanding of the complexities and nuances of the realtionship between girls and women and crime.

Women at Risk in Sex Work: Strategies for Survival
Women at risk in sex work: Strategies for survival
PriscillaPyett and DeborahWarr

In the last decade a considerable body of research has examined non-use of condoms among sex workers as a major risk factor in relation to sexually transmissible diseases (STDs) and, more particularly, HIV/AIDS. Female sex workers in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and in Australia have reported high rates of condom use with clients, while their use of condoms with private partners is reportedly much lower (Campbell 1991; Day and Ward 1990; Dorfman et al. 1992; Estebanez et al. 1993; Harcourt and Philpot 1990; McKeganey and Barnard 1996; Pyett et al. 1996a, 1996b; Vanwesenbeeck et al. 1993). Surprisingly few studies have examined other health ...

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