Saint Joan

Saint Joan

A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and An Epilogue

Book - 1975
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Traditionally, delinquent girls were considered an anomaly, a rare phenomenon attracting little scholarly notice. Today, more than one in four youth offenders is female, and researchers and practitioners alike are quickly turning their attention and resources to address this challenging situation. "Delinquent Girls: Contexts, Relationships, and Adaptation" synthesizes what is known about girls involved in delinquent behavior and their experiences at different points in the juvenile justice system.

This breakthrough volume adds to the understanding of this population by offering empirical analysis not only of how these behaviors develop but also about what is being done to intervene. Employing multiple theoretical models, qualitative and quantitative data sources, law enforcement records, and insights across disciplines, leading scholars review causes and correlates; the roles of family and peers; psychological and legal issues; policy changes resulting in more arrests of young women; and evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies.

Each chapter covers its subject in depth, providing theory, findings, and future directions. Important topics addressed include:

Narrowing the gender gap - trends in girls' delinquency.Girls at the intersection of juvenile justice, criminal justice, and child welfare.Trauma exposure, mental health issues, and girls' delinquency.Beyond the stereotypes: girls in gangs.Intervention programs for at-risk and court-involved girls.Implications for practice and policy.

With its broad scope and solution-oriented focus, "Delinquent Girls: Contexts, Relationships, and Adaptation" is a must-have volume for researchers, professionals, graduate students, and social policy experts in clinical child and school psychology, social work, juvenile justice, criminology, developmental psychology, and sociology.

Publisher: London : Penguin, 1975.
ISBN: 9780140480054
0140480056
Characteristics: 158 pages

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Mysticara7
Mar 28, 2011

This is a classic so there's really no point in me telling you whether I liked it or not. It's a play, so it should only take you an hour or two to read anyway.

Here's a list of the page numbers of all the good female monologues I found, though there might be more that I haven't found. There are only two female roles, only one of which has more than a couple lines. There are good male monologues and good scenes as well, I just haven't bothered to find them.

Joan: "ablebodied country girl of 17 or 18"
102-103, 108, 112, 137-138

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