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Female Offender Girls, Women, and Crime

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ISBN-10: 1412996694

ISBN-13: 9781412996693

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Lisa J. Pasko, Meda Chesney-Lind

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List price: $77.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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 masculinities, and crime and punishment. For the past ten years, she has been involved in criminal justice research. As project coordinator for the University of Hawaii Youth Gang Project, she evaluated numerous prevention and intervention programs for at-risk youth. Dr. Pasko has published in a variety of areas, including an ethnography of stripping, pathways predictors of juvenile justice involvement, a feminist analysis of restorative justice initiatives, and evaluations of two girl offender programs. Her current research is funded by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice and examines the treatment of sexual minority girls in youth corrections.

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 trends in girls' violence, entitled Fighting for Girls: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Violence, published by SUNY Press. Dr. Chesney-Lind is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and the Western Society of Criminology. She has been on the Women's Studies faculty at the University of Hawaii since 1986, and also serves on the graduate faculty in the Department of Sociology.She received the Bruce Smith, Sr. Award "for outstanding contributions to Criminal Justice" from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in April, 2001. She was named a fellow of the American Society of Criminology in 1996 and has also received the Herbert Block Award for service to the society and the profession from the American Society of Criminology. She has also received the Donald Cressey Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for "outstanding contributions to the field of criminology," the Founders award of the Western Society of Criminology for "significant improvement of the quality of justice," and the University of Hawaii Board of Regent's Medal for "Excellence in Research."Chesney-Lind is an outspoken advocate for girls and women, particularly those who find their way into the criminal justice system. Her work on the problem of sexism in the treatment of girls in the juvenile justice system was partially responsible for the recent national attention devoted to services to girls in that system. More recently, she has worked hard to call attention to the soaring rate of women's imprisonment and the need to vigorously seek alternatives to women's incarceration.In Hawaii, Chesney-Lind has served as Principal Investigator of a long standing project on Hawaii's youth gang problem funded by the State of Hawaii Office of Youth Services. She has more recently also received funding to conduct research on the unique problems of girl's at risk of becoming delinquent from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Finally, she has also recently been tapped by the Hawaii Department of Public Safety to serve on an advisory panel on the problems of women in prison in Hawaii.

Girls' Troubles and "Female Delinquency"
Trends in Girls' Arrests
Boys' Theories and Girls' Lives
Criminalizing Girls' Survival: Abuse, Victimization, and Girls' Official Delinquency
Delinquency Theory and Gender: Beyond Status Offenses
Girls, Gangs, and Violence
Girls Gone Wild?
The Media, Girls of Color, and Gangs
Trends in Girls' Violence and Aggression
Girls, Robbery, and "Other" Assaults
Girl Gang Membership
Girls and Gangs: Qualitative Studies
Labeling Girls Violent?
Girls, Gangs, and Media Hype: A Final Note
The Juvenile Justice System and Girls
"The Best Place to Conquer Girls"
Girls and Juvenile Justice Reform
Deinstitutionalization and Judicial Paternalism: Challenges to the Double Standard of Juvenile Justice
Rising Detentions and Racialized Justice
Offense Patterns of Girls in Custody�Bootstrapping
Deinstitutionalization or Transinstitutionalization? Girls and the Mental Health System
Girls' Sexuality in institutional Environments
Human Rights Abuses in Girls' Institutions?
Instead of Incarceration: What Could Be Done to Meet the Needs of Girls?
Trends in Women's Crime
Unruly Women: A Brief History of Women's Offenses
Trends in Women's Arrests
How Could She? The Nature and Causes of Women's Crime
Driving Under the Influence
Larceny Theft/Shoplifting
Big Time/Small Time
Pathways to Women's Crime
Beyond the Street Woman: Resurrecting the Liberated Female Crook?
The Revival of the "Violent Female Offender"
Sentencing Women to Prison: Equality Without Justice
Trends in Women's Crime: A Reprise
Women, Violent Crimes, and the War on Drugs
Getting Tough on Women's Crime
Building More Women's Prisons
Profile of Women in U.S. Prisons
Childhoods of Women in Prison
Current Offenses
Property Crimes
Drug Use Among Women in Prison
Mothers Behind Bars
Race and Women's Imprisonment
Different Versus Equal?
Prisons and Parity
Reducing Women's Imprisonment Through Effective
Community-Based Strategies and Programs
Detention Versus Prevention
Female Offenders, Community Supervision, and Evidence-Based Practices
Trends in Probation, Incarceration, and Parole
Evidence-Based Practices and Gender-Neutral Supervision
Challenging Gender-Neutral Risk-Driven Supervision
Criminal History
Education and Employment
Family and Marital
Alcohol and Drug Problems
Emotional and Personal
Challenging Gender-Neutral Supervision: Women's Histories of Victimization, Health Problems, and Child Care Needs
Histories of Abuse
Health and Children
Supervision and Reintegration
Moving Forward: Gender-Equitable Supervision for Female Offenders in the Community
Promising Examples for Moving Forward
About the Authors