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By Professor Laurie Schaffner

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 country, women of colour are disproportionately represented in detention amenities, and lots of record having skilled actual damage and sexual attacks. for ladies, the that means of those and different elements resembling the violence they event stay undertheorized and under the radar of mainstream sociolegal scholarship. while gender is taken into account as an analytic classification, Schaffner exhibits how gender is usually visible via an outdated lens.

Offering a serious overview of what she describes as a gender-insensitive juvenile criminal method, Schaffner makes a compelling argument that present regulations don't cross a long way sufficient to empower deprived ladies in order that groups may help them in overcoming the social obstacles 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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