By Jennifer Schwartz, Darrell Steffensmeier (auth.), Shari Miller, Leslie D. Leve, Patricia K. Kerig (eds.)
Traditionally, antisocial women have been thought of an anomaly, an extraordinary phenomenon attracting little scholarly discover. this day, a couple of in 4 formative years offenders is lady, and researchers and practitioners alike are speedy turning their awareness and assets to handle this not easy scenario. Delinquent ladies: Contexts, Relationships, and Adaptation synthesizes what's identified approximately ladies serious about antisocial habit and their reports at diversified issues within the juvenile justice system.
This leap forward quantity provides to the knowledge of this inhabitants through delivering empirical research not just of ways those behaviors improve but additionally approximately what's being performed to interfere. using a number of theoretical types, qualitative and quantitative information resources, legislations enforcement documents, and insightsacross disciplines, prime students evaluate explanations and correlates; the jobs of relations and friends; mental and criminal matters; coverage adjustments leading to extra arrests of younger girls; and evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies.
Each bankruptcy covers its topic intensive, offering concept, findings, and destiny instructions. very important themes addressed include:
- Narrowing the gender hole – developments in women’ delinquency.
- Girls on the intersection of teen justice, legal justice, and baby welfare.
- Trauma publicity, psychological healthiness matters, and ladies’ delinquency.
- Beyond the stereotypes: women in gangs.
- Intervention courses for at-risk and court-involved girls.
- Implications for perform and policy.
With its vast scope and solution-oriented concentration, Delinquent ladies: Contexts, Relationships, and Adaptation is a must have quantity for researchers, pros, graduate scholars, and social coverage specialists in scientific baby and faculty psychology, social paintings, juvenile justice, criminology, developmental psychology, and sociology.
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Delinquent Girls: Contexts, Relationships, and Adaptation by Jennifer Schwartz, Darrell Steffensmeier (auth.), Shari Miller, Leslie D. Leve, Patricia K. Kerig (eds.)