Beyond Bad Girls
Gender, Violence and Hype
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Beyond Bad Girls by Professor Meda Chesney-Lind
Book DescriptionIn this important new work, two respected criminologists challenge the characterization of the new 'bad girl' arguing that it is only a new attempt to punish girls who are not the stereotypical depiction of good. Through interviews with young women, educators and people in the criminal justice system, Beyond Bad Girls exposes the formal and informal systems of socio-cultural control imposed on girls.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415948289
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Meda Chesney-Lind
Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice, Paperback (January 2014)
The new edition of Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice combines cutting-edge research and expanded coverage of girls delinquency, including coverage of girls in gangs and the sexual trafficking of girls, to provide students with an accessible, up-to-date, and globally oriented textbook.
Female Offender, Paperback (April 2012)
Scholarship in criminology over the years has often left little room for research and theory on how female offenders are perceived and handled in the criminal justice system. This title explores gender and cultural factors in women's lives that often precede criminal behavior.
Girls, Women and Crime, Paperback (March 2012)
A compilation of journal articles on the female offender written by leading researchers in the field of criminology and women's studies. Reveals the complex worlds females in the criminal justice system must often negotiate.
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Aims to challenge the characterization of the "bad girl" arguing that it is only an attempt to punish girls who are not the stereotypical depiction of good. Through interviews with young women, educators and people in the criminal justice system, this book exposes the formal and informal systems of socio-cultural control imposed on girls.
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Author Biography - Professor Meda Chesney-Lind
Meda Chesney-Lind is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and Adjunt Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has served as Vice President of the American Society of Criminology and President of the Western Society of Criminology. Her co-authored book, Girls, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice , won the American Society of Criminology's Michael J. Hindelang Award in 1992. In 2001, she received the Bruce Smith, Sr. Award for "outstanding contribution to Criminal Justice" by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Katherine Irwin is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
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