Female Offenders Criminology
8 Ball Chicks
A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangs
Paperback ISBN: 0385474326
A veteran journalist spends a year following girl gangs--white, Black, and Latino--in South Central Los Angeles and elsewhere, tracing the similarities and differences between female and male gangs
The Bone Garden
The Chilling True Story of a Female Serial Killer
Paperback ISBN: 1620455226
"The chilling true story of a female serial killer; She looked like everyone's grandmother; white-haired, plump, bespectacled, and kindly. Only Dorothea Montalvo Puente's eyes, black and hard behind her glasses, hinted at the evil that lurked within. She was the rarest of murderers, a female serial killer--probably the most cold-blooded ever recorded in the annals of crime. This shocking story of the gruesome murder of seven men for profit was written by William Wood, the Deputy D.A. who had earlier prosecuted Puente for drugging and robbing elderly people. He knew intimately the malice that coursed through her veins, and thought he had seen the last of this callous and calculating woman. But her chameleon-like deviousness helped her reappear as a sweet, benevolent landlord--and later allowed her to escape police custody as they stood in her yard surrounded by the gaping graves. The Bone Garden chronicles the discoveries that ignited a media firestorm and transfixed a nation, and put an entirely new face on evil in this country"--
Breaking the Codes
Female Criminality in Fin-de-siècle Paris
Paperback ISBN: 0804726930
Breaking the Codes is a cultural history of the fin-de-siècle that uses the problem” of the criminal woman to examine both the debates around the appropriate place of women in French society and the ways in which issues of gender were central to the most important cultural transformations of the period.
California's Deadliest Women
Dangerous Dames and Murderous Moms
Paperback ISBN: 1610352807
California’s Deadliest Women presents fascinating and grimly comic profiles of 28 female murderers. Some killed for money, some for revenge, and some for no reason at all—but all share a cold contempt for human life.
Girls, Surveillance, and Wraparound Incarceration
Paperback ISBN: 0520284887
"From home, to school, to juvenile detention center, and back again. Follow the lives of fifty Latina girls living forty miles outside of Los Angeles, California, as they are inadvertently caught up in the school-to-prison pipeline. Their experiences in the connected programs between 'El Valle' Juvenile Detention Center and 'Legacy' Community School reveal the accelerated fusion of California schools and institutions of confinement. The girls participate in well-intentioned wraparound services designed to provide them with support at home, at school, and in the detention center. But these services may more closely resemble the phenomenon of wraparound incarceration, in which students, despite leaving the actual detention center, cannot escape the surveillance of formal detention, and are thereby slowly pushed away from traditional schooling and a productive life course"--Provided by publisher.
The Crime of Sheila Mcgough
Paperback ISBN: 0375704590
Describes how, after receiving a letter from a stranger claiming to be innocent of the crime for which she had served time, a journalist investigated the case and uncovered a most unusual set of circumstances surrounding the conviction of former lawyer Sheila McGough. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Fatal Gift of Beauty
The Trials of Amanda Knox
Paperback ISBN: 0307588599
The award-winning author of Mirage presents an account of the highly publicized 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher that examines the controversial prosecution, conviction and sentencing of her American roommate while critiquing vulnerabilities in the Italian legal system. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)
The Female Offender
Girls, Women and Crime
2nd Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0761929789
Scholarship in criminology over the last few decades has often left little room for research and theory on how female offenders are perceived and handled in the criminal justice system. In truth, one out of every four juveniles arrested is female and the population of women in prison has tripled in the past decade. Co-authored by Meda Chesney-Lind, one of the pioneers in the development of the feminist theoretical perspective in criminology, the subject matter of The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime, Second Edition redresses the balance by providing critical insight into these issues. Bringing much-needed attention to the state of these often "invisible" wrongdoers, The Female Offender enlightens and intrigues readers including academics, researchers, and students in the areas of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, and women