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Women, Stigma, and Desistance from Crime
Precarious Identities in the Transition to Adulthood



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ISBN 9781138642430
June 1, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

How do young women negotiate their identity in the shadow of a criminal past? What expectations can these women have and what are their constraints in embracing change and reform?

In this new book, Gilly Sharpe returns to the group of women interviewed in her bestselling book Offending Girls, to ask these questions and more. Building on a range of interviews with young female offenders who have experienced a highly punitive climate in youth justice and welfare policy, this book analyses these vivid personal accounts of stigma, motherhood, addiction and examines the gendered transition from youth criminality into adulthood.

Table of Contents

Introduction, 1. From Girls to Women: Classed Transitions and Social Change in 21st Century Britain, 2. Young Women, Precariousness and Crime, 3. Growing up Good, 4. Families in Transition, 5. Maternal Identities, Stigma and Desistance, 6. Victimisation, 7. Help or Hindrance? Experiences of Youth Justice and Probation Supervision, 8. The Legacy of Crime: Negotiating the Gendered Stigma of a Criminal Record, Conclusion

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Biography

Gilly Sharpe is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Sheffield, UK.