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Without strong proof, policy advocates along with some scholars have causally linked declines in juvenile offending and incarceration with evidence-based and rehabilitation-oriented policy reform. Such studies have called for a shift back to rehabilitative ideals augmented by innovative strategies that emphasize cultures of care, and in the cases of system-involved girls, 'gender-responsive' programs, anchored in feminist literature. These programs have also caught the attention of feminist scholars who cast doubt on both their design and implementation. Gendered Injustice offers a unique contribution to the latter line of scholarship, and critically examines claims of innovation, empowerment, and gender-responsivity in youth correction that currently dominate the field. Drawing on rich ethnographic data, this book uncovers the reality of, and gives voice to, the experiences and continued mistreatment of marginalized girls housed in locked institutions in the US State of California. By providing detailed insight into the detention experiences and the pathways of several young women, this book draws stark comparisons between the lived experience of young women in detention with the official rhetoric of empowerment that dominates public discourse. This book reveals the ways in which institutional policies and practices are designed to neglect and, in many instances, re-victimize inmates. This is essential reading for those engaged in corrections, juvenile justice, gender and crime, and feminist criminology.
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Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 Prologue: juvenile justice promises made; Philadelphia, PA 1838; Parens Patriae; Rehabilitation: the goal; What about the girls?; Goal, reloaded; Gendered justice: the promise; Pathways; Connections and disconnections (relationaltheory); Empowerment; GSP guidelines; The current study; Research questions; Findings and book organization; Notes; References; 2 This study; Study background; Setting; Sampling; Participants; Procedure and measures; "Girls" and "young women" A note on going nativeNotes; References; Part I Deprivation as intervention; 3 Disconnection as intervention; Boredom and educational neglect; They just leave us here; Trapped miserable; We want you to be miserable; Condemned isolation; Relational deprivation as intervention; Notes; References; 4 Suppression as intervention; Attacking privacy, personal space, and dignity; Undercutting a sense of self; Catch 22; Meal me out; Taking away a sense of control; Conclusion: no such place; Notes; References; 5 Abuse as intervention; The girl that won't shut up; The girls that shut up "Better people needed"Learned helplessness; Notes; References; Part II Programming as if girls do not matter; 6 We're all hurting: blame-therapy as intervention; I'm good, but I'm bad; Needs, risks, and strengths assessment; Let it go; Notes; References; 7 She tells us who we are: empowerment, juvenile hall-style; The program counselor: I have a friend in you; Why do you deserve counseling? (In writing, please); Counseling topics; Addiction; Guys; Self-esteem; Aftercare support; Counseling philosophy and style; Empowerment: business as usual; Notes; References; 8 Epilogue: promises broken Promise and delivery: minding the gap?Fitting in; Whose fault is it?; The invisibilization of detained girls; Gendered justice overhaul; In search of empowerment; Note; References; Appendix A: list of participants; Appendix B: subject #29 Anastasia; Appendix C: copy letter of detained girl; Index
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