One of the most important issues in crime today is Juvenile Delinquency. It is
too often the cause that people see it as something "new” and a problem that needs
to be dealt with by today's society. Female delinquency is and has been rapidly
increasing in the past few years. In Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice, Lind and
Shelden give an overview of juvenile delinquency among females. To fully
understand the question of who, where, when, how, and why females are
delinquent, it is necessary to first understand the nature of female delinquency.
To comprehend the entire study of female delinquency, it is also imperative to
become acquainted with the theories why females commit such delinquencies and
crimes. Also, to understand the way of life and the delinquent acts of females.
Females are also involved in the subculture of gangs. And what happens when these
females become part of the juvenile justice system? When females are arrested for
their involvement of delinquent acts they enter the justice system, but what are the
courts doing to endure that these young women receive the appropriate sentencing?
If sent to a detention center exactly where are they going and what goes on there?
Lind and Shelden interviewed a sample of incarcerated females about their
experience as female delinquents. An overview of the study of female delinquency
will be discussed using the works of Lind and Shelden as a secondary source data and
it will conclude whether females that have been part of the justice system are now
integrated into our society as law-abiding citizens.
Society often overlooks at the reasons why young females commit crimes and
delinquent acts. It is necessary that we take a look at the nature of female
delinquency to better understand what has driven these young women to commit
delinquent acts. The majority of girls that become delinquent are shape...