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NCJ Number: 140054 Find in a Library
Title: Violent Female Juvenile Offender: An Ignored Minority Within the Juvenile Justice System
Journal: Juvenile and Family Court Journal  Volume:43  Issue:3  Dated:(1992)  Pages:33-40
Author(s): S Tracy; R G Shelden
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 8
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State University of New York
College of Arts and Science
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
United States of America
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A sample of 348 adolescent girls referred to the Clark County (Nevada) Juvenile Court Services in 1985 and 1988 for violent crimes was compared to a group of adolescent boys charged with similar violent offenses.
Abstract: Nearly 90 percent of the females were charged with assault and battery. The findings showed that girls were more likely to have their charges dismissed than boys, but boys were more likely to be placed on formal supervision, sent to a training school, or receive some other type of supervision order. While half of the male offenders received no program or alternative, only 29.5 percent of the violent female offenders received some treatment alternative. Finally, girls were sent to counseling twice as often as boys. Two separate issues emerge from this study: the availability of programs structured to handle violent, adolescent female offenders and the appropriateness of referral placements and completion of these programs. 3 tables and 37 references
Main Term(s): Adolescent females; Male female offender comparisons
Index Term(s): Juvenile treatment methods; Violent juvenile offenders
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