For Better or Worse: Intimate Relationships as Sources of Risk or Resilience for Girls’ Delinquency
This article introduces the contributions to the special section and considers both the lessons provided and the directions needed for future research devoted to understanding girls' delinquency and aggression.
Delinquent Girls: Contexts, Relationships, and Adaptation
Although boys still account for the lion’s share of juvenile arrests, the increase in girls’ arrests for assault is receiving considerable attention from policy makers and practitioners. At issue in this debate is whether the gender crime gap is changing, and particularly whether females are becoming more violent.
Dealing with the Fall-Out: Identifying and Addressing the Role that Relationship Strain Plays in the Lives of Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
This study borrowed tenets from feminist theories of delinquency and linked them to Agnew’s (1992) conception of how “strain” can result in girls’ delinquency when they experience negative or painful stimuli, or a loss of positive valued stimuli. This study affirmed the hypothesis in finding that the attempt to cope with strain in their relationships within the family, with a boyfriend, and [...]