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Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice,9780534264789

Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice

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2nd
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9780534264789

ISBN10:
0534264786
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/16/1997
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This text is intended as a supplement for courses in juvenile delinquency, or for special topics courses on women in criminal justice. This is the first book devoted solely to the topic of female delinquency and the treatment of young girls by the juvenile justice system. The book sheds new light on the special problems of delinquent girls by taking into account what it is like to grow up female in a patriarchal society.

Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION: WHY A BOOK ON GIRLS AND JUVENILE JUSTICE?
1(6)
2 THE EXTENT OF FEMALE DELINQUENCY
7(21)
Recent Trends: National Arrest Data
7(9)
Self-Report Surveys
16(5)
Delinquent Careers
21(2)
Racial Differences
23(3)
Summary
26(1)
Note
27(1)
3 THE NATURE OF FEMALE DELINQUENCY
28(17)
Girls and Shoplifting
28(2)
Status Offenses
30(5)
Runaways
35(3)
Prostitution Among Girls
38(5)
International Prostitution
40(3)
Summary
43(1)
Note
44(1)
4 GIRLS AND GANGS
45(28)
Media Constructs of Girl Gangs
45(2)
Trends in Girls' Violence and Gang Membership: Quantitative Studies
47(4)
Girls and Violent Crimes
48(1)
Girl Gang Membership
49(2)
Qualitative Studies of Girls and Gangs
51(3)
Moving Beyond the Stereotypes: The Social Context of Girl Gangs
54(17)
Kitchen's Study of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Female Gang Members
56(2)
Girls in the Barrio: Moore's Study of Girls in Chicano Gangs
58(4)
Female Gangs in San Francisco
62(2)
Girl Gang Members in Hawaii
64(2)
Campbell's Study of Girl Gang Members in New York
66(3)
Fishman's Study of an African American Female Gang in Chicago
69(2)
Summary
71(1)
Notes
72(1)
5 THEORIES OF FEMALE DELINQUENCY AND CRIME
73(28)
Early Theories of Female Delinquency
74(7)
Sociological Theories of (Male) Delinquency: Do They Apply to Girls?
81(10)
The Ecological Approach to Delinquency
81(2)
Strain or Class-Based Theories
83(3)
Differential Association
86(1)
Control Theory
87(1)
Labeling Theory
87(3)
Critical/Marxist Perspectives
90(1)
A Concluding Note
90(1)
Gender Roles and Delinquency in Girls: The Beginnings of a Theory of Female Delinquency
91(4)
The Women's Movement and Female Crime
95(4)
Feminist Criminology
97(2)
Summary
99(1)
Notes
100(1)
6 GIRLS' LIVES AND GIRLS' DELINQUENCY
101(123)
Growing Up Female
102(5)
Girls, Parents, and Peers
107(4)
Girls and the Sexual Double Standard
111(1)
Girls' Victimization and Girls' Crime
112(3)
Girls' Victimization and Female Delinquency
115(1)
Contemporary Delinquency Research and Gender
116(6)
Summary
122(2)
7 GIRLS AND THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
124(22)
The Doctrine of Parens Patriae, Stubborn Children, and Houses of Refuge: Roots of a Double Standard of Juvenile Justice
125(3)
Ex Parte Crouse
128(1)
The Child-Saving Movement and the Juvenile Court
129(5)
"The Best Place to Conquer Girls"
134(1)
The Juvenile Court and the Double Standard of Juvenile Justice
135(3)
Deinstitutionalization and Judicial Paternalism: Challenges to the Double Standard of Juvenile Justice
138(1)
Unpopular Reform?
139(3)
Recent Trends: Finally a Focus on Girls and the Republican Backlash
142(2)
Summary
144(1)
Notes
145(1)
8 THE CONTEMPORARY JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND GIRLS, PART I: POLICE AND JUVENILE COURT PROCESSING
146(18)
An Overview of the System and Process
146(1)
The Rights of Juveniles--A Review of Key Cases
147(2)
Implications of Supreme Court Rulings for Girls
149(1)
Getting into the System
150(6)
Girls on the Streets
151(2)
Girls at the Station House
153(3)
Delinquents in Court
156(1)
Gender and Delinquency Referrals
157(2)
Comparing Girls and Boys in Court
159(2)
Girls, Race, and the New Double Standard of Juvenile Justice
161(1)
Summary
162(1)
Notes
163(1)
9 THE CONTEMPORARY JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND GIRLS, PART II: GIRLS IN INSTITUTIONS
164(28)
Youths in Institutions: A National Overview
164(6)
Number of Girls in Institutions
164(3)
Demographic Characteristics of Youths in Institutions
167(3)
Characteristics of Girls in Correctional Facilities
170(1)
Girls in Detention
171(4)
Girls in Adult Jails
175(3)
Conditions for Girls in Jail
176(2)
Girls in Training Schools
178(7)
The Inmate Subculture and Social System
184(1)
Girls, Race, and the New Double Standard of Juvenile Justice
185(2)
Deinstitutionalization or Trans-Institutionalization? Girls and the Mental Health System
187(3)
Summary
190(1)
Note
191(1)
10 IN THEIR OWN WORDS: INTERVIEWS WITH GIRLS IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
192(18)
The Hawaii Study
193(13)
Demographic Information
193(1)
Offense History
193(3)
School
196(1)
The Good Girl/Bad Girl Dilemma
197(1)
Gender Roles
198(1)
Sexual History
199(1)
Family
200(2)
Loneliness
202(1)
Fantasies and Boyfriends
202(1)
Thoughts of Suicide
203(1)
Physical and Sexual Abuse
204(2)
The "Risky" Lives of Girl Delinquents: Bottcher's California Study
206(2)
Summary
208(1)
Note
209(1)
11 PROGRAMS FOR GIRLS IN TROUBLE
210(29)
Casework Approach
212(1)
Academic Education
213(3)
Vocational and Work Programs
216(1)
Group Counseling
217(1)
Counseling and Psychotherapy
217(1)
Family Therapy
218(1)
Juvenile Diversion
219(2)
Foster Care
221(1)
Group Homes
222(1)
Wilderness or Camping Programs
223(1)
The Ideal Program
223(2)
Instead of Incarceration: What Could Be Done to Meet the Needs of Girls
225(3)
Programs for Girls
228(6)
Children of the Night
228(1)
Group Counseling for Teenaged Street Women
229(1)
New Directions for Young Women
230(1)
Addictive Love and Abuse Course for Teenage Women
231(1)
Emancipation Program for Girls in Portland, Oregon
232(1)
CHILD, Inc.
232(1)
Hawaii Youth Advocacy Project
233(1)
New Promising Programs: The Girls, Inc. Summary
234(2)
National Programs of Girls, Inc.
234(1)
Local Programs Sponsored by Girls, Inc.
234(2)
Policy Implications and Future Directions
236(1)
Summary
237(1)
Notes
238(1)
12 CONCLUSIONS
239(6)
Bibliography 245(16)
Name Index 261(8)
Subject Index 269(2)
Index of Court Cases 271


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