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Editors: Adam P. Mawer
Book Description:
Girls' delinquency has attracted the attention of federal, state, and local policymakers for more than a decade as girls have increasingly become involved in the juvenile justice system. For girls, the key risk factors for delinquency and incarceration are family dysfunction, trauma and sexual abuse, mental health and substance abuse problems, high-risk sexual behaviors, school problems and affiliation with deviant peers. The authors of this book examine the developmental sequences of girls' delinquent behavior, as well as the factors that protect girls against delinquency. In addition, issues such as patterns of offending among adolescents are explored and how they differ for girls and boys. The causes and correlates of girls' delinquency are discussed as well. This book consists of public documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, selectively edited and bound to provide easy access.

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Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-x

Chapter 1. The Girls Study Group-Charting the Way to Delinquency Prevention for Girls, pp. 1-15
(Margaret A. Zahn, Stephanie R. Hawkins, Janet Chiancone, Ariel Whitworth, Girls Study Group, U.S. Dept. of Justice)

Chapter 2. The Female Juvenile Offender in Hawaii, pp. 17-47
(Lisa J. Pasko, Juvenile Justice Research Analyst, Department of the Attorney General)

Chapter 3. Juvenile Justice: Technical Assistance and Better Defined Evaluation Plans Will Help to Improve Girls' Delinquency Programs, pp. 49-79
(Eileen Regen Larence, Director, Homeland Security & Justice Issues, (GAO)

Chapter 4. Resilient Girls-Factor that Protect Against Delinquency, pp. 81-106
(Stephanie R. Hawkins, Phillip W. Graham, Jason Williams, Margaret A. Zahn, Girls Study Group, U.S. Dept. of Justice)

Chapter 5. Violence by Teenage Girls: Trends and Context, pp. 107-145
(Margaret A. Zahn, Susan Brumbaugh, Darrell Steffensmeier, Barry C. Feld, Merry Morash, Meda Chesney-Lind, Jody Miller, Allison Ann Payne, Denise C. Gottfredson, Candace Kruttschnitt, Girls Study Group, U.S. Dept. of Justice)

Index pp.147-157

   Series:
      Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 167
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-268-2
   Status: AV
  
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