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NCJ Number: 165370 Find in a Library
Title: ... And When She Was Bad? Working With Young Women in Juvenile Justice and Related Areas
Editor(s): C Alder; M Baines
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 116
Sponsoring Agency: National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Hobart Tasmania 7001, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 1-875236-36-8
Sale Source: National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Youth Sales Australia
GPO Box 252C
Hobart Tasmania 7001,
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Based in issues discussed at the Melbourne (Australia) 1995 conference, "Working With Young Women in Juvenile Justice and Related Areas," this book addresses a wide range of issues relevant to policy development and service provision for young women in Australia's juvenile justice system.
Abstract: Thirteen papers discuss issues that reflect discussions and viewpoints expressed by conference participants. A number of papers focus on the different criteria used for the juvenile justice system's intervention for female juveniles compared to male juveniles. Young women involved in the welfare system who manifest behavioral problems are at particular risk for punitive intervention, even when their behavior does not rise to the level of criminality. Further, aggressive behavior by young women is apparently less tolerated than with male juveniles, both by police and juvenile corrections staff. Papers emphasize not only tailoring programs to the distinctive needs of young women in general but also the needs of particular groups of women, such as Aboriginal young women. Other issues discussed in the paper are an alternative program model for custodial services for young women, the involvement of young women in community service orders, a community response to young mothers' and young women's experience of violence, and young women in the Australian vocational training system. For individual chapters, see NCJ 165371-83. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Female juvenile delinquents
Index Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Juvenile justice policies
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