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NCJ Number: 43064 Find in a Library
Title: DELINQUENT GIRLS BEFORE THE COURTS
Journal: MEDICINE SCIENCE AND THE LAW  Volume:17  Issue:3  Dated:(JULY 1977)  Pages:203-212
Author(s): D MAY
Corporate Author: John Wright and Sons, Ltd
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: John Wright and Sons, Ltd
West Sussex, P019 1UD, England
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THIS STUDY EXAMINES THE NATURE AND EXTENT OF FEMALE DELINQUENCY, DESCRIBES SOME SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES OF DELINQUENT GIRLS, AND LOOKS AT THE WAY IN WHICH THE JUVENILE COURT DEALS WITH FEMALE DELINQUENT IN SCOTLAND
Abstract: EXPLICIT COMPARISONS ARE MADE WITH MALE DELINQUENTS AT ALL THREE STAGES. ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIX DELINQUENT GIRLS ARE COMPARED WITH 730BOYS DRAWN FROM THE SAME POPULATION OF SCHOOLCHILDREN IN TERM OF THE PATTERN OF THEIR DELINQUENCY, CERTAIN SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS AND THEIR DISPOSAL BY THE COURTS. THE PREVALECE. FREQIEMCU AND SERIOUSNESS OF FEMALE DELINQUENCY IS FOUND TO BE MUCH LESS THAN THAT OF THE BOYS. HOWEVER. IN TERMS OF SOCIAL BACKGROUND AND OFFENCE BEHAVIOUR THE SIMILARITIES ARE MORE MARKED THAN ANY DIFFERENCES. SEX-RELATED OFFENCES FORM AN INSIGNIFICANT PART OF FEMALE DELINGUENCY. COUTRS SHOW A SLIGHT TENDENCY TO DEAL MORE SEVERLY WITH FEMALES. CAUTION IN THE USE OF INSTITUTIONAL SAMPLES FOR THE STUDY OF FEMALE DELINQUENCY IS SUGGESTED. RETERENCES ARE PROVIDED....ELW
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Crime patterns; Demography; Dispositions; Female juvenile delinquents; Juvenile courts; Scotland
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