It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Dr. Jane B. Sprott (left) as today's guest blogger.
Jane's an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, where she teaches courses in corrections, youth justice, introduction to the criminal justice system, and research methods. Her own research interests include the operation of the youth and adult criminal justice systems, issues related to pretrial release, sentencing in Canada, and perceptions of crime and criminal justice policies. Her current research, supported by funding from Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, investigates bail conditions placed on youths.
In her guest post below, Jane discusses her book, a comparative study entitled Justice for Girls? Stability and Change in the Youth Justice Systems of the United States and Canada, coauthored with Dr. Anthony N. Doob of the University of Toronto, and published last year by the University of Chicago Press. Jane's other publications likewise concern gender, youth, and criminal justice.