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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.

Chapter 8: Moving Toward Justice for Female Juvenile Offenders in the New Millennium: Modeling Gender-Specific Policies and Programs

Moving Toward Justice for Female Juvenile Offenders in the New Millennium: Modeling Gender-Specific Policies and Programs
Moving toward justice for female juvenile offenders in the new millennium: Modeling gender-specific policies and programs
BarbaraBloom, BarbaraOwen, Elizabeth PiperDeschenes and JillRosenbaum

Until recently, girls and young women have been largely overlooked in the development of juvenile justice policy and programs and few resources have been directed at them (Chesney-Lind & Shelden, 1998). With the increase in the number of female offenders committing violent and property index crimes between 1992 and 1996, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) increased federal support to state and local efforts to address the issue of gender-specific services for girls (Budnick & Shields-Fletcher, 1998). The experiences of several states are described in the ...

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