Type of Thesis
This thesis examines how juvenile justice professionals working in Colorado view the differences between male and female youth offenders and their opinions on whether gender-specific programs are warranted given these differences. The research also attempts to determine if there is a correlation between a professional’s occupation and how he or she views the programming needs of males and females. The findings reveal that the implementation of gender-specific programs remains a controversial issue amongst scholars and practitioners and that attention should also be placed on individuals who do not conform to the traditional male-female gender binaries, as well as female youth offenders.
Viar, Sophie, "Gender-Specific Rehabilitation for Justice Involved Youth: Is this Treatment Warranted?" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1465.