See Jane Hit: Why Girls Are Growing More Violent and What We Can Do about It

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From one of America?s leading authorities on juvenile violence comes a groundbreaking investigation of the explosion of violent behavior in girls

With Lost Boys, James Garbarino became our foremost explicator of violent behavior in boys. Now he turns his attention to its increasing incidence in girls. Twenty-five years ago, ten boys were arrested for assault for every one girl. Now that ratio is four-to-one and dropping. Combining clinical experience with incisive analyses of ...

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Overview

From one of America’s leading authorities on juvenile violence comes a groundbreaking investigation of the explosion of violent behavior in girls

With Lost Boys, James Garbarino became our foremost explicator of violent behavior in boys. Now he turns his attention to its increasing incidence in girls. Twenty-five years ago, ten boys were arrested for assault for every one girl. Now that ratio is four-to-one and dropping. Combining clinical experience with incisive analyses of social trends, Garbarino traces the factors—many of them essentially positive—behind the epidemic: girls’ increased participation in sports and greater comfort with their physicality, but also their lack of training in handling aggression. See Jane Hit goes beyond diagnosing the problem to outline a clear-eyed, compassionate solution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143038689
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/30/2007
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 983,949
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

James Garbarino, Ph.D., holds the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychlogy at Loyola University Chicago, and from 1985 to 1994 he was president of the Erikson Institute for Advanced Study in Child Development. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Garbarino has served as consultant or adviser to a wide range of organizations, including the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health, the American Medical Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the FBI.

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Table of Contents


What's Going on with Girls?
The New American Girl Gets Physical     3
To Hit or Not to Hit: Are Girls and Boys Wired Differently for Aggression?     32
How is Culture Changing the Lives of Girls?
Girls Unleashed     65
From Powder Puff to Powerpuff Girls: How Pop Culture Celebrates Aggressive Girls     90
The Evolution of Mean: The New Language of Girl Violence     114
When Things Go from Bad to Worse for Girls, Then and Now
Cinderella Strikes Back: Girls Who Are Sad, Mad, and Hurt     141
Girls Who Kill...Themselves or Others     174
What Now?
Lifelines and Safety Nets: Helping Girls Get Physical Without Getting Hurt or Hurting Other People     197
Female Aggression in the Twenty-first Century: What Lies Ahead for the New American Girl?     229
Acknowledgments     253
References     255
Resources     283
Index     289
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