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Gender Differences in Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Youth Violence

Charlotte Lyn Bright, James Herbert Williams, and Granger Petersen

in Violence in Context: Current Evidence on Risk, Protection, and Prevention

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369595
eISBN:
9780199865215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369595.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

It has been posited that the juvenile justice system was designed around the needs of boys, who traditionally have constituted the majority juvenile court-involved population. As girls have become a ... More


Fighting for Her Honor: High School Girls’ Struggles for Respect

Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

in Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283022
eISBN:
9780520958883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283022.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

We take up the subject of peer and school-based culture for teens in chapter four, where we outline at the femininity norms confronting female teens. In this chapter we note that notions of ... More


Girls’ Violent Behavior as Viewed from the Streets

Cindy D. Ness

in Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides a sense of what girls' violence “looks like from the street” by focusing on how girls in the Melrose Park and Lee neighborhoods experience causing physical harm, as well as the ... More


Conclusion

Cindy D. Ness

in Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book has investigated the confluence of social, cultural, and individual factors that account for the physical violence among girls in the low-income neighborhoods of Melrose Park and Lee in ... More


Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Cindy D. Ness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In low-income U.S. cities, street fights between teenage girls are common. These fights take place at school, on street corners, or in parks, when one girl provokes another to the point that she must ... More


Mothers, Daughters, and the Double-Generation Dynamic

Cindy D. Ness

in Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the role played by family and peers in the Melrose Park and Lee neighborhoods in socializing a girl to use violence and supporting her image as a fighter. More specifically, it ... More


“Us Girls Get the Second Half”: Girls’ Early Socialization and Outspoken Femininity

Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

in Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283022
eISBN:
9780520958883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283022.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter three examines girls’ early childhood experiences in families and at school, and we highlight the pressures that girls uniquely experienced while growing up. We look at how girls’ family ... More


Our Bodies Are Shaking Now: Violence against Girls and Women

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how social movements have addressed the increase in rape and other forms of violence against girls and women in Haiti after the earthquake. It first considers the work of the ... More


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