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Girls, Women, and Crime
Selected Readings

Second Edition
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© 2013 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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.

 
Introduction
 
PART I. GENDER AND CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORIZING: GENDER AT THE FOREFRONT
Kathleen Daly
Chapter 1. Different Ways of Conceptualizing Sex/Gender in Feminist Theory and Their Implications for Criminology
Lyn Mikel Brown, Meda Chesney-Lind, and Nan Stein
Chapter 2. Patriarchy Matters: Toward a Gendered Theory of Teen Violence and Victimization
Dana M. Britton
Chapter 3. Feminism in Criminology: Engendering the Outlaw
Hillary Potter
Chapter 4. An Argument for Black Feminist Criminology: Understanding African American Women's Experiences With Intimate Partner Abuse Using an Integrated Approach
 
PART II. FEMALE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS: VICTIMIZATION, DELINQUENCY, AND THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Carla P. Davis
Chapter 5. At-Risk Girls and Delinquency: Career Pathways
Laurie Schaffner
Chapter 6. Violence Against Girls Provokes Girls' Violence: From Private Injury to Public Harm
Joanne Belknap and Kristi Holsinger
Chapter 7. The Gendered Nature of Risk Factors for Delinquency
Barbara Bloom, Barbara Owen, Elizabeth Piper Deschenes, and Jill Rosenbaum
Chapter 8. Moving Toward Justice for Female Juvenile Offenders in the New Millennium: Modeling Gender-Specific Policies and Programs
 
PART III. THE WOMAN OFFENDER: WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES WITH DRUGS, CRIME, AND VIOLENCE
Elicka S. L. Peterson
Chapter 9. Murder as Self-Help: Women and Intimate Partner Homicide
Priscilla Pyett and Deborah Warr
Chapter 10. Women at Risk in Sex Work: Strategies for Survival
Tammy L. Anderson
Chapter 11. Dimensions of Women's Power in the Illicit Drug Economy
Stephanie R. Bush-Baskette
Chapter 12. The War on Drugs as a War Against Black Women
 
PART IV. THE FEMALE OFFENDER AND INCARCERATION: BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER INCARCERATION
Meda Chesney-Lind and Noelie Rodriguez
Chapter 13. Women Under Lock and Key: A View From the Inside
Kimberly R. Greer
Chapter 14. The Changing Nature of Interpersonal Relationships in a Women's Prison
Lisa Pasko
Chapter 15. "Setting the Record Straight": Girls, Sexuality, and the Juvenile Correctional System
Andrea Leverentz
Chapter 16. People, Places, and Things: How Female Ex-Prisoners Negotiate Their Neighborhood Context
 
Index
 
About the Editors

It was considered an excellent choice for our course. The course is LSCJ 5353, Women and Crime.

You have our course listed as "Mediation: History, Theory, Practice" . This is another course.

Mrs Janet Miller
College of Liberal Studies, University Of Oklahoma
October 17, 2014

Would be a good supplement to a traditional text; I did not adopt because I chose a text that included research pieces, so I did not need an additional external source of research articles.

Dr Mary Zager
Professional Studies Dept, Florida Gulf Coast University
October 12, 2012
Key features

Key Features

  • The individual sections survey four major areas in the study of women, girls, and crime: female criminality, female juvenile delinquents, women as offenders, and women in prison.
  • Section introductions, written by the book's coeditors, present the relevance and range of the topical areas covered in the sections and provide a context for the articles themselves.
  • This anthology takes time to evaluate female juvenile delinquency, an important topic often receiving minimal attention in other books on women and crime.

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