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

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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 ...

Justice for Girls?: Stability and Change in the Youth Justice Systems of the United States and Canada 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226770048

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