Female Crime, Criminals, and Cellmates: An Exploration of Female Criminality and Delinquency

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McFarland, Jan 1, 1995 - Social Science - 286 pages
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In the United States female crime has grown at a faster rate than male crime over the past couple of decades. Despite this, only limited research has been done by criminologists, psychologists and sociologists on this growing problem.
This study examines female criminals; who they are, where they come from, what crimes they commit, why they commit criminal and delinquent acts, and how they are incarcerated. Part One discusses the extent and nature of female crime in the United States, and compares it to male crime. Part Two looks at early theories on the topic. Part Three explores the criminality and deviance of women offenders, while Part Four concentrates on the crimes and delinquency of juveniles. The work concludes with a discussion of female offenders in the custody of correctional authorities.
 

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Contents

The Extent of Female Crime
5
The Nature of Female Crime
26
Female Crime in Comparison to Male Crime
44
Causal Approaches
63
Factors in Female Delinquency and Crime
72
Homicidal Women
81
Women and Domestic Violence
90
Incestuous Women
96
Girl Prostitutes
148
Girls Alcohol and Drugs
157
Girl Thieves
168
Girls in Gangs
178
Girls in Custody
187
Women as Jail Inmates
199
Conviction Status and Race 1989
206
Women Prisoners
215

Women and Drug Abuse
115
Female WhiteCollar Criminals
125
Female Rapists and Con Artists
131
Runaway Girls
141
and 1992
142
by Race 1991
222
Notes
241
Selected Bibliography
267
Index
275

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About the author (1995)

Ronald Barri Flowers, born October 25 1956 in Detroit, is a criminologist, crime writer, novelist, textbook author, and screenwriter. He received a B.A. in 1977 and a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice in 1980. His publications include The Prostitution Of Women and Girls, an exploration of female prostitution worldwide; The Sex Slave Murders, the true story of Gerald and Charlene Gallego, America's first husband-wife serial killers; and Female Crime, Criminals and Cellmates: An Exploration of Female Criminality and Delinquency.

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