In this important new work, two respected criminologists challenge the characterization of the new 'bad girl' arguing that it is only a new attempt to punish girls who are not the stereotypical depiction of good. Through interviews with young women, educators and people in the criminal justice system, Beyond Bad Girls exposes the formal and informal systems of socio-cultural control imposed on girls.
About the Author:
Meda Chesney-Lind is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa and Adjunt Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She has served as Vice President of the American Society of Criminology and President of the Western Society of Criminology. Her co-authored book, Girls, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, won the American Society of Criminology's Michael J. Hindelang Award in 1992. In 2001, she received the Bruce Smith, Sr. Award for outstanding contribution to Criminal Justice by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Katherine Irwin is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.