UIC CLJ’s PhD Candidate Kayla Martensen on “Making the Case for Research on Latinx Girls” at 2019 ASC Conference in San Francisco
"Relatively little criminological research has focused on system-involved Latina girls. Thus, the intent of the proposed panel is to center the experiences of Latinas by considering the following questions: Why should we study the experiences of system-involved Latinas? What do we know about Latina girls’ experiences across various contexts such as schools, detention centers, and neighborhoods? And how are these experiences shaped by gender, ethnicity, class, documentation status, and past gang involvement? By addressing these questions, we hope to foster future conversations about why studying the experiences of system-involved Latina girls is an important area of criminological research and inquiry."