The female presence in the juvenile delinquency: invisible trajectories
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais Universidade Católica Portugues Portugal,
This poster results from a survey that is being developed as part of my PhD in sociology on female juvenile delinquency. The poster presents the intercross of two major purposes. First, it brings into relief some preliminary data from this study that has sought to understand the meanings that young girls, in compliance with protective education measures, build and attach to transgressive practice in their paths of life, and reveal, from their experiences and views, the interactive contexts where these practices are developed. These objectives have underpinned the methodological choices of operating reports and the construction of biographical stories of life.
Secondly, intends to give visibility to a phenomenon that has been referred to a footnote. Media, public discourse and policy, statistics and scientific studies, sharing the conviction that female juvenile deviance is less represented, minor and do not constitute a social problem, has produced a gender-blindness (Dougherty, 1993 in Shaw & Dubois, 1995) little watchful to the possibility of boys and girls experience and use violence for different reasons, under different circumstances and as a result of different histories and contexts of belonging to gender.