Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Juvenile crime has been a controversial topic of debate since the Industrial Revolution. More recently many studies on juvenile crime have turned their attention to sex differences in committing crime and being processed through the justice system. Current statistics of arrest, adjudication, and placement rates for different types of status offenses and criminal offenses will show whether Chesney-Lind’s and other researchers’ conclusions that juvenile females are treated more harshly within the juvenile justice system still holds true twenty years later. Given the literature review and the national juvenile crime statistics, there is strong evidence that suggests females continue to be treated differently and more harshly than males for similar offenses and status offenses.
Discrimination in juvenile justice administration.
Female juvenile delinquents.
Donley, Ryan Michelle, "Girls in the Juvenile Justice System" (2007). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 573.