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Juvenile Justice Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. Girls in the Juvenile Justice System The last few years have witnessed a rather remarkable and unexpected reduction in juvenile crime, and an even more significant dip in serious and violent crimes committed by young offenders. However, while these general and substantial decreases were taking place across the board, the number of young women arrested for delinquent offenses increased dramatically. Indeed, violent crime arrests of girls increased by 25...