For Better or Worse: Intimate Relationships as Sources of Risk or Resilience for Girls’ Delinquency
This article introduces the contributions to the special section and considers both the lessons provided and the directions needed for future research devoted to understanding girls' delinquency and aggression.
Unintended Consequences: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence Mandatory and Pro-Arrest Policies and Practices on Girls & Young Women
This report summarizes the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJPD) Roundtable about the intended consequences and impact of mandatory and pro-arrest domestic violence policies on girls, young women and women and the disproportionate impact on communities of color.
Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls
The traumatic and unhealthy social environments in which many girls live result in behaviors that are criminalized or are mishandled by other systems, resulting in girls’ entry into the juvenile justice system. Once girls are there, misguided processes pull them deeper into a system that is not built to help, heal, or respond to girls’ developmental needs, and often actually worsens girls’ [...]
Juvenile Court Referrals and the Public Schools: Nature and Extent of the Practice in Five States
Instead of addressing serious weapons violations, zero-tolerance policies led to an increased reliance on suspensions and expulsions for minor disciplinary infraction. In fact, there is little evidence that zero-tolerance policies resulted in improved school safety. Instead, researchers found that schools dedicated greater time and resources to school discipline.
School Resource Officers and the Criminalization of Student Behaviors
...several criminologists and legal scholars have expressed concerns that some strategies designed to make schools safer— particularly the growing number of school resource officers (SROs)— might actually criminalize student behavior and lead to a substantial increase in the number of school-based arrests.