Books in Brief
The Delinquent Girl
Margaret A. Zahn, ed.
Temple University Press, 2009
During the past decade and a half, girls' involvement in the juvenile justice system has increased. Yet the topic remains
understudied by criminologists. The Delinquent Girl identifies and analyzes the types of girls who become delinquent, the kinds of crimes they commit and the reasons they commit
them. Contributors examine the major theories and explanations of female delinquency and consider the "gender gap" between
male and female offenders. The book also provides an overview of the research on girls' delinquency, discusses policy implications
and points to areas in which further research is needed.
Handbook of Biometrics
Anil K. Jain, Patrick Flynn and Arun A. Ross, eds.
Biometric recognition — using physical or behavioral characteristics (e.g., fingerprints, face, voice or hand geometry) to
identify an individual — is a swiftly evolving science. The Handbook of Biometrics provides an overview of the technologies, applications and implementation of biometric systems. Researchers in the field
discuss the basic concepts and traits as well as the latest advancements. The handbook is broken into three areas: individual
biometric modalities, multibiometrics, and the deployment of biometrics in government and civilian applications. It also provides
extensive bibliographies for the topical areas.
Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition
Davide Maltoni, Dario Maio, Anil K. Jain and Salil Prabhakar
Fingerprint recognition, despite its use in the forensics community for more than a century, still presents a complex and
important pattern recognition problem. The Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition covers the most recent advances and practices in the field, including sensing, feature extraction and matching, synthetic
fingerprint image generation, indexing, and multimodal systems. The authors discuss the major concepts, topics and security
methods associated with fingerprint recognition systems. The handbook also includes a DVD containing the full versions of
the FVC2002 and FVC2000 fingerprint databases and a demo version of SFinGe, software used for synthetic fingerprint image
NIJ Journal No. 261, October 2008
Date Created: October 27, 2008