In this important new work, two respected criminologists challenge the characterization of the new 'bad girl' arguing that it is only a new attempt to punish girls who are not the stereotypical depiction of good. Through interviews with young women, educators and people in the criminal justice system, Beyond Bad Girls exposes the formal and informal systems of socio-cultural control imposed on girls.
1. Girls Gone Wild? 2. The New Bad Girl: Constructing Mean and Violent Girls 3. Speaking of Girls 4. Growing Up Female: Families and the Regulation of Girlhood 5. Policing Girls’ Peer Groups: Columbine and the Hunt for Girl Bullies 6. Pathologizing Girls?: Relational Aggression and Violence Prevention 7. Policing Girlhood: Sexism, Schools, and the Anti-Violence Movement 8. Still 'the Best Place to Conquer Girls': Girls and the Juvenile Justice System 9. Policing Gone Wild