• Identify general patterns of offending and victimization for girls.

• Understand how gender ideals play a role in gender socialization and behavior.

• Articulate justice system gender biases.

• Explain why traditional delinquency theories do not adequately explain girls’ involvement in delinquency.

• Discuss three prominent feminist theories that explain girls’ delinquency.

• Define and identify delinquency risk, along with protective and promotive factors.