Female offenders in the juvenile justice system

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Author: Eileen Poe-Yamagata,Jeffrey A. Butts,National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Publisher: Diane Pub Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 25
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Analyzes patterns in the arrest, judicial management, & correctional placement of female offenders. Citing data from diverse sources, females are entering the juvenile justice system more frequently & at younger ages. The relative growth in juvenile arrests involving females was more than double the growth for males between 1989 & 1993. While juvenile arrests for violent crime increased 33% for males during that period, they increased 55% for females. The ratio of male juvenile arrests to female juvenile arrests declined from 8 to 1 in 1989 to 6 to 1 in 1993.

Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System

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Author: Eileen Poe-Yamagata,Jeffrey A. Butts
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788137247
Category: Social Science
Page: 25
View: 2391

Analyzes patterns in the arrest, judicial management, and correctional placement of female offenders. Citing data from diverse sources, females are entering the juvenile justice system more frequently and at younger ages. The relative growth in juvenile arrests involving females was more than double the growth for males between 1989 and 1993. While juvenile arrests for violent crime increased 33% for males during that period, they increased 55% for females. The ratio of male juvenile arrests to female juvenile arrests declined from 8 to 1 in 1989 to 6 to 1 in 1993.

The Female Offender

Girls, Women, and Crime
Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Lisa Pasko
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412996694
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 4564

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 Meda Chesney-Lind, one of the pioneers in the development of the feminist theoretical perspective in criminology, the subject matter of The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime, Third Edition redresses the balance by providing critical insight into these issues. In an engaging style, authors Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko 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.

Female Crime and Delinquency in Portugal

In and Out of the Criminal Justice System
Author: Sílvia Gomes,Vera Duarte
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319735349
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
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This book compiles research on female crime and delinquency in Portugal in order to critically and reflectively explore interdisciplinary views on the link between gender, crime and delinquency. Contributions are organized into two main parts, with Part I dedicated to the relationship between women and crime, and Part II focused on female juvenile delinquency. Through the exploration of girls’ and women’s relationships with delinquency and crime, as well as with the justice system, this original and compelling collection highlights the heterogeneity of girls’ and women's experiences, whilst also underlining the convergences and divergences between them. Ultimately, Gomes and Duarte argue that understanding how women and girls explain their offending behaviours and how they relate to the criminal justice system is of the utmost importance for reforming social and legal policies. As such, this book will be of value not only for students, researchers and professionals of the social, behavioural and criminal sciences, but also for policy-makers seeking to provide greater efficiency in preventing crime and delinquency.

Juvenile Offenders and Mental Illness

I Know Why the Caged Bird Cries
Author: Lisa A. Rapp-Paglicci
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317824865
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 164
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Get the latest research on juvenile offenders who have a mental illness Most youths in the juvenile justice system who have one or more mental disorders do not receive proper treatment or education, nor do they serve sentences appropriate for their crimes. Juvenile Offenders and Mental Illness: I Know Why the Caged Bird Cries takes a detailed look at the latest theories and empirically based information on the causal and recidivism problems youths with mental disorders face in the juvenile justice system. Respected experts comprehensively discuss the range of problems found in the assessment of mentally ill juvenile offenders and offer practical, effective treatment solutions. Juvenile Offenders and Mental Illness explains the cost-effective methodologies and presents the latest data on recidivism rates and occurrences of depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and/or alcohol or substance abuse disorder among delinquent adolescents. Research studies also include data gleaned from the application of the Piers-Harris Children’s Self-Concept Scale, the Beck Hopelessness Scale, and other scales and surveys on participants. Other topics include revealing data on the prevalence of lifetime use of Ecstasy (MDMA) and its effects; female shoplifting and its relationship to mental illness; incidence of trauma exposure in incarcerated youth; and strategies to enhance the effectiveness of interventions. The book includes helpful tables to clearly illustrate empirical data and provides detailed references for each chapter. Juvenile Offenders and Mental Illness provides the freshest research and insightful discussion on: adolescent stalking depression ADHD alcohol/substance abuse disorders Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Ecstasy (MDMA) use and its association with symptoms of anxiety or depression the impact of mental health treatment intensity on the emotional and behavioral problems of youth in a treatment facility shoplifting by female teens behavioral problems and suicide-tendency in youths who have been sexually abused or traumatized effective prevention and the reduction of violence by at-risk adolescents Juvenile Offenders and Mental Illness: I Know Why the Caged Bird Cries provides vital research data and treatment options for social workers, forensic psychologists, and those working in the juvenile justice system.

Violence and Crime in the Family

Patterns, Causes, and Consequences
Author: N.A
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1785602624
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
View: 7114

Societies often struggle to address crime and violence within families; as such behaviors are often unreported and even concealed. This multidisciplinary volume of CPFR addresses topics such as: child abuse, spousal violence, incarceration, family life and delinquency, intrafamily violence, and policy-related issues pertaining to family violence.

Girls, Women, and Crime

Selected Readings
Author: Meda Chesney-Lind,Lisa Pasko
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412996708
Category: Social Science
Page: 265
View: 7908

Edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Lisa Pasko, Girls, Women and Crime: Selected Readings, Second Edition is a compilation of journal articles on the female offender written by leading researchers in the field of criminology and women's studies. The individual sections in the book survey four major areas: theories of female criminality, literature on female juvenile delinquents, women as offenders and women in prison. The readings in Girls, Women, and Crime focus on two central questions: How does gender matter in crime and the justice system? What characterizes women's and girls' pathway to crime? In answering these key questions, 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.

Children as Victims, Witnesses, and Offenders

Psychological Science and the Law
Author: Bette L. Bottoms,Cynthia J. Najdowski,Gail S. Goodman
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606233580
Category: Psychology
Page: 412
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Grounded in the latest clinical and developmental knowledge, this book brings together leading authorities to examine the critical issues that arise when children and adolescents become involved in the justice system. Chapters explore young people’s capacities, competencies, and special vulnerabilities as victims, witnesses, and defendants. Key topics include the reliability of children’s abuse disclosures, eyewitness testimony, interviews, and confessions; the evolving role of the expert witness; the psychological impact of trauma and of legal involvement; factors that shape jurors’ perceptions of children; and what works in rehabilitating juvenile offenders. Policies and practices that are not supported by science are identified, and approaches to improving them are discussed.

Female Offenders: Critical Perspectives and Effective Interventions


Author: Ruth T. Zaplin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763741150
Category: Social Science
Page: 622
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This updated text for future and practicing correctional managers and supervisors considers issues faced by and specific to female offenders, considering factors such as maladaptive behaviors, trauma histories, and mental health problems, and recommending appropriate interventions. Specific topics include: the failures of social treatment, implications for criminal justice of the relational theory of women's psychological development, explanatory diversity of female delinquents, childhood maltreatment and the survival of violence among female offenders, self-taught empowerment and pride, and college mentoring for incarcerated girls.

Crime and Punishment in America


Author: Elliott Currie
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250024218
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
View: 6338

An acclaimed criminologist examines America's ongoing war against violent crime, arguing that ever-increasing rates of imprisonment have not reduced--and will not reduce--crime rates and offering a range of tested alternatives based on deterrence. Tour.

Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings


Author: Albert R. Roberts,David W. Springer
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398076766
Category: Social Science
Page: 438
View: 4778

In this completely revised and updated classic, Professors Roberts and Springer, along with 51 justice-oriented and forensic experts, have set the standard of care for mental health treatment and the delivery of social services to crime victims, juvenile and adult offenders, and their families. The second edition of Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings was published almost ten years ago in 1997, and was also translated to Chinese. Now Dr. Roberts, Dr. Springer, and their team of 51 prominent chapter authors have done such a thorough job of updating and finding new authors, that the end result is a comprehensive new book. In this third edition, 16 of the 31 chapters are new and specially written for this book. A growing number of mental health professionals are recognizing the need to examine current evidence-based program developments, assessment, and treatment practices with crime victims and offenders. This book focuses on the multiple roles and practices of justice social workers, also known as forensic social workers and crisis counselors. Many professional social workers, counselors and field placement students work in corrections and probation, forensic mental health, addictions treatment, juvenile justice, victim assistance, and police social work settings. In the words of Dean Barbara W. White (former President, Council on Social Work Education, and NASW) in her laudatory Foreword to this edition: "This groundbreaking book provides the necessary blueprints and guidelines for best practices with crime victims as well as juvenile and adult offenders in institutional, community- based, diversion, and aftercare programs. . . . This is the first all-inclusive, authoritative, exceptionally well-written volume on social policies and social work practices in both juvenile justice and criminal justice settings. . . . This book is a landmark achievement." An increasing number of offenders and victims have been found to be

Gendered justice

addressing female offenders
Author: Barbara E. Bloom
Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 301
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Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice


Author: N.A
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118454286
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
View: 9954

The new edition of Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice combines cutting-edge research and expanded coverage of girls’ delinquency, including coverage of girls in gangs and the sexual trafficking of girls, to provide students with an accessible, up-to-date, and globally oriented textbook. Including global perspectives and coverage of cutting-edge research, this is the only textbook to deal exclusively with girls and crime Offers expanded coverage of girls in gangs and emerging literature on the sexual trafficking of girls Pulls together and analyzes all existing literature on the subject of female delinquency Brings to light new research on a wide range of issues, including the conditions of confinement for girls incarcerated in juvenile jails and prisons, Latina girls, and gender responsive programming Explores the moral panic around "violent," "bad," and "mean" girls

Juvenile female offenders


Author: United States. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,Community Research Associates
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 115
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Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System

Policy Issues and Practices
Author: Russell Immarigeon
Publisher: Civic Research Institute, Inc.
ISBN: 1887554521
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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For many years, sentenced women were ignored or neglected, locked up in male surroundings, or lost among caseloads of men. Today, however, there are systemic approaches and interventions designed especially to meet the needs of this population. Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System provides essential practice guidance for professionals who deal with the problems of female offenders--criminal justice policymakers; correctional administrators; probation and parole officials; ATI program administrators; vocational program agency heads, social workers; mental health clinician; judges. This authoritative guide from the editor of Women, Girls & Criminal Justice distills the best thinking of leading practitioners and researchers--all in a convenient single resource that puts a wealth of information within easy reach.--Publisher description.

Voices of Women from the Criminal Justice System


Author: Katherine S. Van Wormer,Clemens Bartollas
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205510269
Category: Law
Page: 70
View: 9522

Appropriate for course in Juvenile Delinquency Voices of Women and the Criminal Justice System is made up of 19 stories. Seven of these stories are from female offenders, 5 of the stories are from female victims, and 7 of these stories have been contributed by women who are professionals in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. These stories ought to be helpful in shedding light on the experiences of women as they offend, become victims, and find employment in the justice system.

Juvenile theft

the causal factors : a report of an investigation of the tenability of various causal hypotheses about the development of stealing by London boys
Author: William A. Belson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 411
View: 1359



Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice


Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Law and Justice,Panel on Juvenile Crime: Prevention, Treatment, and Control
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309172356
Category: Law
Page: 404
View: 8491

Even though youth crime rates have fallen since the mid-1990s, public fear and political rhetoric over the issue have heightened. The Columbine shootings and other sensational incidents add to the furor. Often overlooked are the underlying problems of child poverty, social disadvantage, and the pitfalls inherent to adolescent decisionmaking that contribute to youth crime. From a policy standpoint, adolescent offenders are caught in the crossfire between nurturance of youth and punishment of criminals, between rehabilitation and "get tough" pronouncements. In the midst of this emotional debate, the National Research Council's Panel on Juvenile Crime steps forward with an authoritative review of the best available data and analysis. Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice presents recommendations for addressing the many aspects of America's youth crime problem. This timely release discusses patterns and trends in crimes by children and adolescents--trends revealed by arrest data, victim reports, and other sources; youth crime within general crime; and race and sex disparities. The book explores desistance--the probability that delinquency or criminal activities decrease with age--and evaluates different approaches to predicting future crime rates. Why do young people turn to delinquency? Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice presents what we know and what we urgently need to find out about contributing factors, ranging from prenatal care, differences in temperament, and family influences to the role of peer relationships, the impact of the school policies toward delinquency, and the broader influences of the neighborhood and community. Equally important, this book examines a range of solutions: Prevention and intervention efforts directed to individuals, peer groups, and families, as well as day care-, school- and community-based initiatives. Intervention within the juvenile justice system. Role of the police. Processing and detention of youth offenders. Transferring youths to the adult judicial system. Residential placement of juveniles. The book includes background on the American juvenile court system, useful comparisons with the juvenile justice systems of other nations, and other important information for assessing this problem.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime


Author: Rosemary Gartner,Bill McCarthy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199397295
Category: Social Science
Page: 768
View: 941

Research on gender, sex, and crime today remains focused on topics that have been a mainstay of the field for several decades, but it has also recently expanded to include studies from a variety of disciplines, a growing number of countries, and on a wider range of crimes. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime reflects this growing diversity and provides authoritative overviews of current research and theory on how gender and sex shape crime and criminal justice responses to it. The editors, Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy, have assembled a diverse cast of criminologists, historians, legal scholars, psychologists, and sociologists from a number of countries to discuss key concepts and debates central to the field. The Handbook includes examinations of the historical and contemporary patterns of women's and men's involvement in crime; as well as biological, psychological, and social science perspectives on gender, sex, and criminal activity. Several essays discuss the ways in which sex and gender influence legal and popular reactions to crime. An important theme throughout The Handbook is the intersection of sex and gender with ethnicity, class, age, peer groups, and community as influences on crime and justice. Individual chapters investigate both conventional topics - such as domestic abuse and sexual violence - and topics that have only recently drawn the attention of scholars - such as human trafficking, honor killing, gender violence during war, state rape, and genocide. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime offers an unparalleled and comprehensive view of the connections among gender, sex, and crime in the United States and in many other countries. Its insights illuminate both traditional areas of study in the field and pathways for developing cutting-edge research questions.

Teenage Women in the Juvenile Justice System

Changing Values
Author: Ruth Crow,Ginny McCarthy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Criminal justice, Administration of
Page: 169
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