The Resource Justice for girls? : stability and change in the youth justice systems of the United States and Canada, Jane B. Sprott and Anthony N. Doob ; with a foreword by Franklin E. Zimring

Justice for girls? : stability and change in the youth justice systems of the United States and Canada, Jane B. Sprott and Anthony N. Doob ; with a foreword by Franklin E. Zimring

Label
Justice for girls? : stability and change in the youth justice systems of the United States and Canada
Title
Justice for girls?
Title remainder
stability and change in the youth justice systems of the United States and Canada
Statement of responsibility
Jane B. Sprott and Anthony N. Doob ; with a foreword by Franklin E. Zimring
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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 historical evidence and crime statistics, Jane B. Sprott and Anthony N. Doob carefully trace the evolution of approaches to the treatment of young offenders. Seeking to keep youths out of adult courts, both countries have built their systems around rehabilitation. But, as Sprott and Doob reveal, the myth of the "girl crime wave" led to a punitive system where young people are dragged into court for minor offenses and girls are punished far more severely than boys. Thorough, timely, and persuasive, Justice for Girls? will be vital to anyone working with troubled youths."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
364.36082/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9104
LC item number
.S676 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Adolescent development and legal policy
Label
Justice for girls? : stability and change in the youth justice systems of the United States and Canada, Jane B. Sprott and Anthony N. Doob ; with a foreword by Franklin E. Zimring
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Criminal girls and girls in youth justice -- Are sugar and spice really evolving into snips and snails and puppy-dog tails? -- Paternalism and the social control of adolescent girls : juvenile justice reform in the United states -- Paternalism and the social control of adolescent girls : juvenile justice reform in Canada -- The impact of law reform : deinstitutionalization in law and practice in the United States -- The impact of law reform : deinstitutionalization in law and practice in Canada -- Continuity and change in justice for girls -- Appendixes
Control code
ocn741691800
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 215 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226770062
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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acea4a83-6bd9-43e3-95b9-21d2fc477993
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not applicable
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.b36370526
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)741691800
  • ebsco0226770060

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