Gottfredson, Denise C. 1997 0-7734-8428-0 212 pages Summarizes evidence about the state's experience with sharply curtailing juvenile institutionalization by closing the Montrose Training School. It examines the effect of this decision on the residential placement pattern, attitudes, experiences, and behaviors of juvenile offenders in Maryland. It reports the results of an empirical study, based on data collected from nearly 1,000 youths over a several-year period.
Skiffer, La Tanya 2009 0-7734-4916-7 160 pages The majority of criminological literature focuses on male inmates using quantitative methods. This is the only work that examines black female offenders' perceptions of the etiology of crime.
Skiffer, La Tanya 2011 0-7734-3938-2 88 pages This book critically evaluates the media for manifest and latent content of its rhetoric, particularly, as it pertains to California’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” legislation. It offers new insight into the intersection of mass media’s crime coverage and its influence on readers.