Beyond Bad Girls: Gender, Violence and Hype

Social science

Meda Chesney-Lind and Katherine Irwin

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 248 pages

File size: 1.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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.