Title

Violence, privilege and power: Images of female delinquents in film.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Dawn Cecil

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

ISSN

0897-4454

Abstract

Perceptions of female delinquents are formed in part by exposure to media images of these females. The news media has depicted different constructions of troubled girls ranging from promiscuous to mean (Chesney-Lind & Irwin, 2004). The entertainment media provides images of troubled girls, yet this topic has rarely been addressed. This study examines films featuring female delinquents in order to understand how these girls are portrayed and to identify messages sent to viewers. It questions whether these images are similar to those found in the news media and how these images may shape perceptions of female delinquents in our society.

Comments

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Language

en_US

Publisher

Routledge

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.