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2 Feminist Criminology 3 (2007)

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                                                                        Januty~i 20073
                                                                    2007 Sag Pulicaitions

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W elcome to the first   issue of Feminist Criminology for Year 2. In this issue, we
      have two articles about delinquent girls. Stacy Mallicoat examines the gender
differences in attributions made by juvenile probation officers and how these may
affect the recommendations that are made for disposition of the cases. In addition,
her article poses an interesting question for future research. Her findings suggest that
neither attributions nor legally relevant variables account for much of the variance in
sentencing. She asks, what then is the explanation? Certainly, this is a question we
should continue to address. In a very different piece, Robin Robinson presents the
case study of  Justine, a biracial, bisexual, and bicultural girl. Robin leads us
through her 6-month   therapeutic relationship with Justine, focusing on the girl's
strengths and achievements (survival).
   Lynne Vieraitis, Sarah Britto, and Tomislav V. Kovandzic examine the relationship
between the likelihood of being a victim of homicide with absolute status. Their find-
ings indicate that female inequality, measured by employment, income, occupational
status, and education, is a strong predictor of homicide victimization. In addition, in
economically stressed locations and those characterized by family disruption, victim-
ization increases.
   Finally, Teela Sanders provides us with insight to the process of exiting a career
as a sex  worker. Her research  challenges the assumption  of the general theory
of crime set forth by Gottfredson and Hirschi (1990) by demonstrating that for her
sample, the generality and stability of deviance are not necessarily present.
   As always, I hope that the articles in this issue are of use to you, the reader, in
your own research. Again, I want to thank everyone for the support given to this jour-
nal. Although I will be responsible for one more issue, the baton has been passed.
We  are fortunate, indeed, that Helen Eigenberg  has  become  the new  editor of
Feminist Criminology.
                                                                  Susan E  Sharp
                                                                          Editor


                                  Reference

Gottfredson, M., & Hirschi, T. (1990). A general theory of crime. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.


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