The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime
- Publish Date: 2003-07-17
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Meda Chesney-Lind;Lisa J. Pasko
Scholarship in criminology over the last few decades has often left little room for research and theory on how female offenders are perceived and handled in the criminal justice system. In truth, one out of every four juveniles arrested is female and the population of women in prison has tripled in the past decade. Co-authored by Meda Chesney-Lind, one of the pioneers in the development of the feminist theoretical perspective in criminology, the subject matter of The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime, Second Edition redresses the balance by providing critical insight into these issues.
Bringing much-needed attention to the state of these often invisible wrongdoers, The Female Offender enlightens and intrigues readers including academics, researchers, and students in the areas of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, and womens studies. Likewise, anyone seeking cutting-edge information about a growing offender population will want to read this book.