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NCJ Number: 157221 Find in a Library
Title: Female Crime, Criminals and Cellmates
Author(s): R B Flowers
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 300
Sponsoring Agency: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Jefferson, NC 28640
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7864-0069-2
Sale Source: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Box 611
Jefferson, NC 28640
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides information on women's and girls' crime, its dimensions, separateness, and relationship to male crime, as well as the situational and social-psychological variables that affect, influence, and deter female crime.
Abstract: Part I focuses on the extent of female crime in the United States as well as its nature and comparison to male crime. Part II examines early and influential theories of female criminality, along with significant factors that relate to female delinquency and crime. Part III explores the criminality and deviance of women offenders, including homicidal women, women and family offenses, incestuous women, prostitution, drug abuse, female white-collar criminals, female rapists, and women as con artists. Part IV addresses the criminality and delinquency of female juveniles, including runaways and prostitutes, their involvement with drugs and alcohol, juvenile thieves, and girls in gangs. Part V provides a comprehensive examination of females in the custody of correctional authorities, including girls in adult correctional institutions and juvenile detention facilities, as well as women in jails and prisons. 48 figures, 33 tables, notes, a 184-item bibliography, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Female inmates; Female murderers; Female offenders; Gangs; Incest; Male female offender comparisons; Prostitution; Rapists; Violent women; White collar crime
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