Crime and Delinquency

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January 2, 2013
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Teilmann, K. S., & Landry Jr, P. H. (1981). Gender bias in juvenile justice. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 18(1), 47-80. In this article of gender bias in juvenile justice the authors talk about discrimination against females in the justice system. It also talks about female status offenders and how they are treated worse than their male counterparts. This article uses data from six sites in the United States to determine if females are really treated worse than males. The results from this study shows bias against female offenders for some offenses and against boys for others. There is no consistency across the country that shows that these patterns hold true in every jurisdiction. Johnson, David R., and Laurie K. Scheuble. "GENDER BIAS IN THE DISPOSITION OF JUVENILE COURT REFERRALS: THE EFFECTS OF TIME AND LOCATION*." Criminology 29.4 (1991): 677-699.
In this article it talks about a theory based on sex role traditionalism. It predicts a more punishing decision for female than for male offenders, while theory based on chivalry predicts greater leniency by the courts for female offenders. This is based on a sample of 36,680 juvenile court referrals in different jurisdictions over a nine year period. The authors use patterns of bias across time, location, offense committed and previous referrals to the court system. The theory that the authors use and support show the persistence of chivalry and a decline in sex role traditionalism in court decisions. Girls were found to be punished more than boys only if they are repeat offenders.

Mann, C. R. (1979). The differential treatment between runaway boys and girls in juvenile court. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 30(2), 37-48.
In this article the author, Coramae Mann, talks…...

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