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Girls, Women, and Crime
Selected Readings

Second Edition
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January 2012 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
 
Introduction
 
PART I. GENDER AND CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORIZING: GENDER AT THE FOREFRONT
Kathleen Daly
Chapter 1. Different Ways of Conceptualizing Sex/Gender in Feminist Theory and Their Implications for Criminology
Lyn Mikel Brown, Meda Chesney-Lind, and Nan Stein
Chapter 2. Patriarchy Matters: Toward a Gendered Theory of Teen Violence and Victimization
Dana M. Britton
Chapter 3. Feminism in Criminology: Engendering the Outlaw
Hillary Potter
Chapter 4. An Argument for Black Feminist Criminology: Understanding African American Women's Experiences With Intimate Partner Abuse Using an Integrated Approach
 
PART II. FEMALE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS: VICTIMIZATION, DELINQUENCY, AND THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Carla P. Davis
Chapter 5. At-Risk Girls and Delinquency: Career Pathways
Laurie Schaffner
Chapter 6. Violence Against Girls Provokes Girls' Violence: From Private Injury to Public Harm
Joanne Belknap and Kristi Holsinger
Chapter 7. The Gendered Nature of Risk Factors for Delinquency
Barbara Bloom, Barbara Owen, Elizabeth Piper Deschenes, and Jill Rosenbaum
Chapter 8. Moving Toward Justice for Female Juvenile Offenders in the New Millennium: Modeling Gender-Specific Policies and Programs
 
PART III. THE WOMAN OFFENDER: WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES WITH DRUGS, CRIME, AND VIOLENCE
Elicka S. L. Peterson
Chapter 9. Murder as Self-Help: Women and Intimate Partner Homicide
Priscilla Pyett and Deborah Warr
Chapter 10. Women at Risk in Sex Work: Strategies for Survival
Tammy L. Anderson
Chapter 11. Dimensions of Women's Power in the Illicit Drug Economy
Stephanie R. Bush-Baskette
Chapter 12. The War on Drugs as a War Against Black Women
 
PART IV. THE FEMALE OFFENDER AND INCARCERATION: BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER INCARCERATION
Meda Chesney-Lind and Noelie Rodriguez
Chapter 13. Women Under Lock and Key: A View From the Inside
Kimberly R. Greer
Chapter 14. The Changing Nature of Interpersonal Relationships in a Women's Prison
Lisa Pasko
Chapter 15. "Setting the Record Straight": Girls, Sexuality, and the Juvenile Correctional System
Andrea Leverentz
Chapter 16. People, Places, and Things: How Female Ex-Prisoners Negotiate Their Neighborhood Context
 
Index
 
About the Editors

It was considered an excellent choice for our course. The course is LSCJ 5353, Women and Crime.

You have our course listed as "Mediation: History, Theory, Practice" . This is another course.

Mrs Janet Miller
College of Liberal Studies, University Of Oklahoma
October 17, 2014

Would be a good supplement to a traditional text; I did not adopt because I chose a text that included research pieces, so I did not need an additional external source of research articles.

Dr Mary Zager
Professional Studies Dept, Florida Gulf Coast University
October 12, 2012

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Meda Chesney-Lind

Meda Chesney-Lind is Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Hawaii, and a B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Whitman College. 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, The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime, Female Gangs in America, Invisible Punishment, Girls, Women and Crime, and Beyond Bad Girls: Gender Violence and Hype. She has just finished an edited collection on... More About Author

Lisa J. Pasko

Lisa Pasko, Assistant Professor, received her PhD from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Lisa's primary research and teaching interests include criminology, punishment, sexualities/gender studies, as well as methodological issues in conducting studies of crime and deviance. Her dissertation examined juvenile delinquency and justice in Hawaii, with particular attention on the differential effects institutional policies and behaviors have on boys and girls. She is co-author of "The Female Offender" and other articles that explore issues of gender and delinquency. Dr. Pasko teaches courses on criminology, the female offender, men and... More About Author

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