In Girls in hassle with the Law, sociologist Laurie Schaffner takes us within juvenile detention facilities and explores the worlds of the younger ladies incarcerated inside. around the kingdom, ladies of colour are disproportionately represented in detention amenities, and plenty of file having skilled actual damage and sexual attacks. for ladies, the which means of those and different elements akin to the violence they event stay undertheorized and under the radar of mainstream sociolegal scholarship. whilst gender is taken into account as an analytic classification, Schaffner indicates how gender is frequently noticeable via an outdated lens.

Offering a severe evaluate of what she describes as a gender-insensitive juvenile felony procedure, Schaffner makes a compelling argument that present regulations don't cross a long way adequate to empower deprived ladies in order that groups can help them in overcoming the social barriers and gender, sexual, and racial/ethnic discrimination that proceed to plague younger women turning out to be up in modern United States.

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