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The Resource The female offender : girls, women, and crime, Meda Chesney-Lind, Lisa Pasko, editors

The female offender : girls, women, and crime, Meda Chesney-Lind, Lisa Pasko, editors

Label
The female offender : girls, women, and crime
Title
The female offender
Title remainder
girls, women, and crime
Statement of responsibility
Meda Chesney-Lind, Lisa Pasko, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scholarship in criminology over the last few decades has often left little room for research and theory on how female offenders are perceived and handled in the criminal justice system. In truth, one out of every four juveniles arrested is female, and the population of women in prison has tripled in the past decade. Co-authored by one of the pioneers in the development of the feminist theoretical perspective in criminology, this work redresses these issues. The authors explore gender and cultural factors in women's lives that often precede criminal behavior and address the question of whether female offenders are more violent today than in the past. The authors provide a revealing look at how public discomfort with the idea of women as criminals significantly impacts the treatment received by this offender population. The text covers additional topics such the interaction of sexism, racism, and social class inequalities that results in an increase of female offenders, as well as the imprisonment binge that has resulted in an increasing number of girls and women being incarcerated
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.3/740973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6046
LC item number
.F375 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Pasko, Lisa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female offenders
  • Female juvenile delinquents
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Female juvenile delinquents
  • Female offenders
  • United States
  • Mujeres delincuentes
  • Delincuencia juvenil
  • Discriminación en la administración de la justicia penal
Label
The female offender : girls, women, and crime, Meda Chesney-Lind, Lisa Pasko, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Girls' Troubles and "Female Delinquency". Trends in girls' arrests -- Boys' theories and girls' lives -- Criminalizing girls' survival: abuse, victimization, and girls' official delinquency -- Delinquency theory and gender: beyond status offenses. -- Girls, Gangs, and Violence. Girls gone wild? -- The media, girls of color, and gangs -- Trends in girls' violence and aggression -- Girls, robbery, and "other" assaults -- Girl gang membership -- Girls and gangs: qualitative studies -- Labeling girls violent? -- Girls, gangs, and media hype: a final note. -- The Juvenile Justice System and Girls. "The best place to conquer girls" -- Girls and juvenile justice reform -- Deinstitutionalization and judicial paternalism: challenges to the double standard of juvenile justice -- Rising detentions and racialized justice -- Offense patterns of girls in custody, bootstrapping -- Deinstitutionalization or transinstitutionalization? : girls and the mental health system -- Girls' sexuality in institutional environments -- Human rights abuses in girls' institutions? -- Instead of incarceration: what could be done to meet the needs of girls? . -- Trends in Women's Crime. Unruly Women: a brief history of women's offenses -- Trends in women's arrests -- How could she? : the nature and causes of women's crime (Embezzlement, Driving under the influence, Larceny theft/shoplifting) -- Big time/small time -- Pathways to women's crime -- Beyond the street woman: resurrecting the liberated female crook? -- The revival of the "violent female offender" . -- Sentencing Women to Prison: Equality Without Justice. Trends in women's crime: a reprise -- Women, violent crimes, and the war on drugs -- Getting tough on women's crime -- Building more women's prisons -- Profile of women in U.S. prisons (Childhoods of women in prison, Current offenses, Property crimes, Drug use among women in prison, Mothers behind bars, Race and women's imprisonment, Different versus equal?, Prisons and parity) -- Reducing women's imprisonment through effective community-based strategies and programs -- Detention versus prevention. -- Female Offenders, Community Supervision, and Evidence-Based Practices / [by] Janet T. Davidson. Trends in probation, incarceration, and parole -- Evidence-based practices and gender-neutral supervision -- Challenging gender-neutral risk-driven supervision (Criminal history, Education and employment, Financial, Family and marital, Accommodation, Alcohol and drug problems, Emotional and personal) -- Challenging gender-neutral supervision: women's histories of victimization, health problems, and child care needs (Histories of abuse, Health and children) -- Supervision and reintegration -- Moving forward: gender-equitable supervision for female offenders in the community -- Promising examples for moving forward
Control code
ocn754518612
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xiii, 224 pages
Isbn
9781412996693
Lccn
2011039710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781412996693
  • (OCoLC)754518612
Label
The female offender : girls, women, and crime, Meda Chesney-Lind, Lisa Pasko, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Girls' Troubles and "Female Delinquency". Trends in girls' arrests -- Boys' theories and girls' lives -- Criminalizing girls' survival: abuse, victimization, and girls' official delinquency -- Delinquency theory and gender: beyond status offenses. -- Girls, Gangs, and Violence. Girls gone wild? -- The media, girls of color, and gangs -- Trends in girls' violence and aggression -- Girls, robbery, and "other" assaults -- Girl gang membership -- Girls and gangs: qualitative studies -- Labeling girls violent? -- Girls, gangs, and media hype: a final note. -- The Juvenile Justice System and Girls. "The best place to conquer girls" -- Girls and juvenile justice reform -- Deinstitutionalization and judicial paternalism: challenges to the double standard of juvenile justice -- Rising detentions and racialized justice -- Offense patterns of girls in custody, bootstrapping -- Deinstitutionalization or transinstitutionalization? : girls and the mental health system -- Girls' sexuality in institutional environments -- Human rights abuses in girls' institutions? -- Instead of incarceration: what could be done to meet the needs of girls? . -- Trends in Women's Crime. Unruly Women: a brief history of women's offenses -- Trends in women's arrests -- How could she? : the nature and causes of women's crime (Embezzlement, Driving under the influence, Larceny theft/shoplifting) -- Big time/small time -- Pathways to women's crime -- Beyond the street woman: resurrecting the liberated female crook? -- The revival of the "violent female offender" . -- Sentencing Women to Prison: Equality Without Justice. Trends in women's crime: a reprise -- Women, violent crimes, and the war on drugs -- Getting tough on women's crime -- Building more women's prisons -- Profile of women in U.S. prisons (Childhoods of women in prison, Current offenses, Property crimes, Drug use among women in prison, Mothers behind bars, Race and women's imprisonment, Different versus equal?, Prisons and parity) -- Reducing women's imprisonment through effective community-based strategies and programs -- Detention versus prevention. -- Female Offenders, Community Supervision, and Evidence-Based Practices / [by] Janet T. Davidson. Trends in probation, incarceration, and parole -- Evidence-based practices and gender-neutral supervision -- Challenging gender-neutral risk-driven supervision (Criminal history, Education and employment, Financial, Family and marital, Accommodation, Alcohol and drug problems, Emotional and personal) -- Challenging gender-neutral supervision: women's histories of victimization, health problems, and child care needs (Histories of abuse, Health and children) -- Supervision and reintegration -- Moving forward: gender-equitable supervision for female offenders in the community -- Promising examples for moving forward
Control code
ocn754518612
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xiii, 224 pages
Isbn
9781412996693
Lccn
2011039710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781412996693
  • (OCoLC)754518612

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