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Justice for Girls? : Stability and Change in the Youth Justice Systems of the United States and Canada

By: Sprott, Jane B.
Contributor(s): Doob, Anthony N.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Adolescent Development and Legal Policy: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (229 p.).ISBN: 9780226770062.Subject(s): Female juvenile delinquents - Canada | Female juvenile delinquents -- Canada | Female juvenile delinquents - United States | Female juvenile delinquents -- United States | Juvenile justice, Administration of - Canada | Juvenile justice, Administration of -- Canada | Juvenile justice, Administration of - United States | Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Justice for Girls? : Stability and Change in the Youth Justice Systems of the United States and CanadaDDC classification: 364.36082/0973 | 364.36082097 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Foreword by Franklin E. Zimring; Acknowledgments; 1. Criminal Girls and Girls in Youth Justice; 2. Are Sugar and Spice Really Evolving into Snips and Snails and Puppy-Dog Tails?; 3. Paternalism and the Social Control of Adolescent Girls: Juvenile Justice Reform in the United States; 4. Paternalism and the Social Control of Adolescent Girls: Juvenile Justice Reform in Canada; 5. The Impact of Law Reform: Deinstitutionalization in Law and Practice in the United States; 6. The Impact of Law Reform: Deinstitutionalization in Law and Practice in Canada
7. Continuity and Change in Justice for GirlsAppendixes; Notes; References; Index
Summary: For over a century, as women have fought for and won greater freedoms, concern over an epidemic of female criminality, especially among young women, has followed. Fear of this crime wave-despite a persistent lack of evidence of its existence-has played a decisive role in the development of the youth justice systems in the United States and Canada. Justice for Girls? is a comprehensive comparative study of the way these countries have responded to the hysteria over "girl crime" and how it has affected the treatment of both girls and boys.Tackling a century of histori
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Contents; Foreword by Franklin E. Zimring; Acknowledgments; 1. Criminal Girls and Girls in Youth Justice; 2. Are Sugar and Spice Really Evolving into Snips and Snails and Puppy-Dog Tails?; 3. Paternalism and the Social Control of Adolescent Girls: Juvenile Justice Reform in the United States; 4. Paternalism and the Social Control of Adolescent Girls: Juvenile Justice Reform in Canada; 5. The Impact of Law Reform: Deinstitutionalization in Law and Practice in the United States; 6. The Impact of Law Reform: Deinstitutionalization in Law and Practice in Canada

7. Continuity and Change in Justice for GirlsAppendixes; Notes; References; Index

For over a century, as women have fought for and won greater freedoms, concern over an epidemic of female criminality, especially among young women, has followed. Fear of this crime wave-despite a persistent lack of evidence of its existence-has played a decisive role in the development of the youth justice systems in the United States and Canada. Justice for Girls? is a comprehensive comparative study of the way these countries have responded to the hysteria over "girl crime" and how it has affected the treatment of both girls and boys.Tackling a century of histori

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<p> Jane B. Sprott is associate professor of criminal justice and criminology at Ryerson University. Anthony N. Doob is professor at the Centre of Criminology at the University of Toronto and coauthor of Responding to Youth Crime in Canada .</p>

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