Chapter 7 covered â€œGirls, Gender, Juvenile Delinquency.â€ While the majority of the text focuses on the needs and issues of women and girls generally, this chapter highlights some specific challenges facing girls in the juvenile justice system. The rise of the juvenile courts, the historical and contemporary standards for young women in society and how the changing definitions of delinquency have disproportionately and negatively affected young girls. This chapter concludes with a discussion of reforms designed to respond to the unique needs of girls within the juvenile justice system.
For this chapter, please answer the following questions:
1. How did the age-of-consent campaign impact female sexuality?
2. Listening to the stories of women and girls is one of the key strengths of feminist research methods. Why?
3. How does resiliency play a significant role in gender specific programming?