And when she was bad

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And when she was bad?

Working with young women in juvenile justice and related areas

Edited by Christine Alder and Margaret Baines


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And when she was bad? Working with young women in juvenile justice & related areas

Edited by Christine Alder and Margaret Baines

NCYS Publishing
ISBN 1 875236 36 8, 109pp


Statistics and common knowledge tell us that young women compose only a minority of the cases dealt with in the juvenile justice system. Given these small (in comparison to male) numbers, it is unsurprising to find that facilities and programs to accommodate the needs of these young women are fewer in number and narrower in scope than those available to young men.

  • What is the extent of this additional marginalisation of an already disadvantaged group?
  • How does this impact on the rehabilitation and future lives of these young women?
  • How do our assumptions about femininity affect our treatment of young women who do not conform to those assumptions?
  • What responses, both inside and outside the justice system, could help to address the needs of these young women and those who work with them?

These are some of the issues debated in the 1995 conference, Working With Young Women in Juvenile Justice and Related Areas. This book arose from the demand, after that conference, for more -- more discussion, more information, more widely available.

And when she was bad? fills an important gap in the literature for those working in the juvenile justice field, as well as for policy makers, academics and students themselves.

About the Editors  

Christine Alder bio.

Margaret Baines bio. 

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