Girls, Women, and Crime

Girls, Women, and Crime

By Meda Chesney-Lind

SAGE Publications, Inc
9781452289137
1452289131

Book Description

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.