What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs: Findings From a Gender-Specific Focus Group Study

@inproceedings{Garcia2013WhatAG,
  title={What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs: Findings From a Gender-Specific Focus Group Study},
  author={Crystal A. Garcia and Jodi Lane},
  year={2013}
}
Most arrests among girls are attributable to status offenses and property crimes; however, the number of girls arrested for assault and other violent crimes is increasing. Although arrest patterns among girls may be changing, the way the system responds has not. Correctional programs have almost always been designed with the male offender in mind—ignoring the needs of at-risk and delinquent girls. The paucity of gender-specific programming might have seemed acceptable in the past; however… CONTINUE READING
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