Publication Year



Gender, criminology, theory, delinquency, crime, juvenile


Criminal Law | Criminology | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Juvenile Law | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Women's Studies


The voice of the female delinquent often falls on deaf ears. If it is heard, it is translated through the filter of male perception, and is often misinterpreted or misunderstood. And though it is real, it is left out of all major discussions of crime and delinquency, including the construction of crime theories. In the criminal justice system as well, the female voice and the experiences that women describe seem to be unheard and/or invalidated. This project is an effort to explore the parallel existence of gender bias in theoretical ideas and in a practical setting; the juvenile justice system.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies