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Juvenile Girls’ Delinquency

Author(s): Dagmara Woźniakowska-Fajst
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Instytut Profilaktyki Społecznej i Resocjalizacji UW
Keywords: crimes against property; deliquency; juvenile girls

Summary/Abstract: The article is a report on studies about girls’ delinquency. During the research 873 court files of 13–16 years old girls were analysed. The majority of offences committed by girls are crimes against property. All together these account for almost 65% of all offences. Another category of interest includes assaults and harming one’s bodily inviolability. Such cases account for 13% of the total. The next largest category are robberies (5,5%). Violent offences take on very various forms. 13% of all girls’ offences were assaults, fights and harm to one’s bodily inviolability. In 30% of violent crimes the victim didn’t have any visible marks, in the next 27% of incidents the use of force caused only bruises, scratches and abrasions. In one third of cases injuries are quite serious. We deal with harm such as: loss of teeth or nose injuries, sprains and even such harms as concussion of the brain, internal injuries, wounds requiring stitching up, or loss of consciousness.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 225-252
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Polish