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The social control of female delinquency : occupational ideologies of policewomen, welfare workers and magistrates

Fielding, June

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Although the cultural image of the delinquent is male, the differential nature of female delinquency has long been recognized and has been an object of study. However, as with the criminality of women in general, the etiology and social control of this form of deviance is a relatively neglected area of study. It is only in the last decade that there has been a renewed interest in the field of female delinquency and crime, following the post-war dominance of the field by Poliak (1950)...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorFielding, June
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-14T05:03:34Z
dc.date.available2017-08-14T05:03:34Z
dc.date.copyright1975
dc.identifier.otherb1014989
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/123813
dc.description.abstractAlthough the cultural image of the delinquent is male, the differential nature of female delinquency has long been recognized and has been an object of study. However, as with the criminality of women in general, the etiology and social control of this form of deviance is a relatively neglected area of study. It is only in the last decade that there has been a renewed interest in the field of female delinquency and crime, following the post-war dominance of the field by Poliak (1950) with his proposition that the relative conformity of women is a myth perpetuated by the large amount of hidden female crime and the more lenient treatment given to women in the legal system.
dc.format.extent1v
dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.lcshFemale offenders
dc.subject.lcshFemale juvenile delinquents
dc.titleThe social control of female delinquency : occupational ideologies of policewomen, welfare workers and magistrates
dc.typeThesis (Masters)
local.contributor.supervisorCushing, R.G.
dcterms.valid1975
local.description.notesThis thesis has been made available through exception 200AB to the Copyright Act.
local.type.degreeOther
dc.date.issued1975-02
local.contributor.affiliationDepartment of Sociology, The Australian National University
dc.date.updated2017-08-04T01:13:14Z
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