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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.

People, Places, and Things: How Female Ex-Prisoners Negotiate Their Neighborhood Context
People, places, and things: How female ex-prisoners negotiate their neighborhood context

Neighborhoods are a defining feature of self-conception and everyday life. For example, there is an independent effect of neighborhood on depression (Ross 2000), drug use (Boardman et al. 2001), perceptions of self-efficacy (Boardman and Robert 2000), legal cynicism (Sampson and Bartusch 1998), and ex-prisoner recidivism (Kirk 2009; Kubrin and Stewart 2006; Mears et al. 2008). In studies of prisoner reentry, neighborhoods are important in terms of where former prisoners live, how they respond to their neighborhoods, and how others in the neighborhood respond to them. Prisoners are not evenly drawn from, nor released to, neighborhoods; rather, they are concentrated in a relatively small number ...

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