T/R Journal Article Discussion Questions

Use these discussion questions that accompany the readings in the text/reader, for further exploration and understanding of concepts.

  1. How did the age-of-consent campaign punish girls and deny healthy expressions of sexuality? What effects of this movement remain today?
  2. How have girls continued to be punished for status offenses, despite the enactment of the JJDP Act of 1974?
  3. What risk factors for delinquency exist for girls?
  4. How has the treatment of girls by the juvenile justice system altered society’s understanding of violence among girls?
  5. What should gender-specific programming look like? What challenges do states face in implementing these programs?