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ERIC Number: EJ943215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Female Juvenile Offending: A Review of Characteristics and Contexts
Mullis, Ronald L.; Cornille, Thomas A.; Mullis, Ann K.; Huber, Jessica
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v13 n2 p205-218 Jun 2004
We reviewed current literature on female juvenile offending including the scope and nature of offending by female adolescents and the risk and protective factors across ecological contexts. We suggested that female juvenile offending is best viewed within a multidimensional framework in which female adolescent developmental characteristics as well as the ecological contexts must be considered for effective preventions and interventions. An ecological framework may assist professionals to target adolescent female offenders who are most likely to be chronic offenders. We offered both an intervention and research frame for addressing the issue of offending among our female youth and concluded that, as the incidence of female juvenile offending increases, researchers and practitioners are well advised to consider both the contexts surrounding the potential female adolescent offender as well as the contexts that contribute to her resiliency against offending.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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