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Developmental Approaches in the Prevention of Female Offending

Deborah Gorman-Smith and Alana M. Vivolo

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195398823
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195398823.013.0007

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Developmental Approaches in the Prevention of Female Offending

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This article discusses female delinquency and offending. It reviews some related literature in order to update the prevention efforts. The first section presents data on the rates and patterns of offending among girls and shows how these have developed over the years. It then studies the predictors and correlates of involvement among females that should be considered whenever prevention programs are developed and implemented. This article also tries to determine if interventions for girls have had any program impact and if there is any difference on the impact between interventions directed towards girls and boys.

Keywords: female delinquency; female offending; prevention efforts; rates and patterns; involvement; prevention programs; program impact

Article.  9855 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Crime Prevention

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