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Does feminism spoil girls? Explanations for official rises in female delinquency

Carrington, Kerry (2006) Does feminism spoil girls? Explanations for official rises in female delinquency. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 39(1), pp. 34-53.

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Abstract

Official rates of female delinquency have been rising steadily in countries such as Australia, England, Canada and the United States since the 1960s. They have also generally been rising at a rate faster than that for boys. As yet there is little consensus about the reasons for these rises or even whether such rate rises reflect any real increase in female delinquency at all. Against this backdrop of rising official crimes rates for young women, this article revisits the various criminological explanations for these trends.

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ID Code: 32365
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Female offenders, United States, Canada, Australia, England
DOI: 10.1375/acri.39.1.34
ISSN: 0004-8658
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 01 Jun 2010 15:50
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:58

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