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“Fighting for Girls” receives 2010 PASS Award from NCCD

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency has selected “Fighting for Girls: New Perspectives on Gender and Violence,” edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones, to receive one of its 2010 PASS Awards. According to NCCD: The PASS Awards (Prevention … Continue reading

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New Article–”Doing Time in Detention Home: Gendered Punishment Regimes in Youth Jails”

“Doing Time in Detention Home: Gendered Punishment Regimes in Youth Jails”, Brian Bilsky and Meda Chesney-Lind, in Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Activists, Scholars, and Artists (Suny Series in Women, Crime, and Criminology) From the conclusion: “In the facility, it is … Continue reading

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Belknap on Meda Chesney-Lind: “The mother of feminist criminology”

Article by Joanne Belknap, Women & Criminal Justice, Vol. 15, Issue 2, February 2004. Abstract: No individual has contributed as much to feminist criminology as Meda Chesney-Lind. This article is a biography of Chesney-Lind written after conducting two interviews with … Continue reading

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“Fighting for Girls” reviewed

“Informed by feminist perspectives and contemporary research and theory in psychology, sociology and criminal justice, readers searching for information regarding the truth about the stereotypes of violent girls will not find a better, broader, or more in depth discussion of … Continue reading

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“Fighting for Girls” available in Kindle e-book edition

The recent book edited by Meda Chesney-Lind and Nikki Jones “Fighting for Girls: New Perspectives on Gender and Violence,” is now available in a Kindle edition. Kindle e-books can be read on dedicated Kindle readers, as well as most computers, … Continue reading

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Forthcoming book: Feminist Theories of Crime

Forthcoming from Ashbook Press: Feminist Theories of Crime Edited by Meda Chesney-Lind, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA and Merry Morash, Michigan State University, USA This collection re-imagines the field of criminology with insights gleaned from feminist theory. Works included … Continue reading

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Chesney-Lind in gang lecture at UCLA on April 14, 2011

Professor Chesney-Lind is scheduled to speak at UCLA on Thursday, April 14, as part of a series sponsored by the UCLA Department of Social Welfare in the School of Public Affairs. The year-long lecture series, “GANGS: Strategies to Break the … Continue reading

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Berkeley Law School Symposium lands media coverage for girls’ issues

On March 11, 2011, the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice hosted “African American Girls and Young Women and the Juvenile Justice System: A Call to Action,” believed to be the first-ever convening in the United States devoted exclusively … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Watch: “Oklahoma laws foster incarceration rates”

Oklahoma imprisons more women in prison “than any other place on the globe,” according to a recent story by Barbara Palmer on Oklahoma Watch. The story quotes a number of criminologists, including Dr. Chesney-Lind. As the story notes, she was … Continue reading

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SUNY Press on “Fighting for Girls”

SUNY Press now has information online about the new book, “Fighting for Girls”. In addition to a brief description and Table of Contents, SUNY has a link to the first chapter of the book, as well as information on desk … Continue reading

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