The Female Offender: Girls, Women, And Crime by Meda Chesney-lindThe Female Offender: Girls, Women, And Crime by Meda Chesney-lind

The Female Offender: Girls, Women, And Crime

byMeda Chesney-lind, Lisa J. Pasko

Paperback | March 1, 2012

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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 Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime, Third Edition redresses 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. The text covers additional topics such the interaction of sexism, racism, and social class inequalities that results in an increase of female offenders, as well as the imprisonment binge that has resulted in an increasing number of girls and women being incarcerated.
Meda Chesney-Lind, Ph.D. is a Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has served as Vice President of the American Society of Criminology and President of the Western Society of Criminology. Nationally recognized for her work on women and crime, her books include Girls, DELINQUENCY, AND JUVENILE JUSTICE (...
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Title:The Female Offender: Girls, Women, And CrimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:March 1, 2012Publisher:Sage PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1412996694

ISBN - 13:9781412996693

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