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Gender and Juvenile Justice Rare, Non-violent, and a Product of Victimization?
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Gender and Patterns of Delinquency Girls comprised 30% of all juvenile arrests in 2008. 17% of arrests for violent index offenses. 7% of murder/manslaughter 44% for larceny/theft. 76% for prostitution. Rate and share increased during 1990’s.
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-50 0 50 100 150 200 250 Percent change A g s a u l t S i m p e D r L q o d y C n c f w Percentage Change in Arrests Girls vs Boys 1991-2000 Girls Boys
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Percent Change in Number of Juvenile Arrests
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Sex Differences in Marijuana Use by Ethnicity
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Sex Differences in “Injuring someone” by Ethnicity
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Female Share of Arrests
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Gender and Patterns of Delinquency Girls comprise about 29% of all arrests. Rate and share increased during 1990’s. Most common offenses are larceny, “other offenses” and running away. Girls are 14% of institutionalized population but nearly half of those incarcerated for status offenses (23% of girls vs. 4% of boys incar. for s.o.).
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Gender-specific risk factors/pathways
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