Girls and Violence

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Selected Bibliography (Under construction)

Girls' Friendships

Griffiths, V. (1995) Adolescent Girls and their Friends: A Feminist Ethnography. Aldershot: Avebury.

Hey, V. (1997) The Company She Keeps: an Ethnography of Girls' Friendships. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Girls, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

Batchelor, S. and Burman, M. (2003, forthcoming) 'Working with Girls' in G. McIvor (ed.) Research Highlights in Social Work: Female Offenders and Female Offending. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Chesney-Lind, M. (1997, 2002) The Female Offender: Girls, Women and Crime. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Chesney-Lind, M. and Shelden, R.G. (1998) Girls, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice. Belmont, CA: West/Wadsworth.

McIvor, G. (1998) 'Exploring Diversity: Understanding and Responding to Offending among Young Women and Girls' in M. Barry, O. Burke, J. Connolly and J. Curran (eds.) Children, Young People and Crime in Britain and Ireland: From Exclusion to Inclusion. Edinburgh: HMSO.

Worrall, A. (1995) 'Troublesome Young Women' in Criminal Justice Matters 19: 6-7.

Worrall, A. (1999) 'Troubled or Troublesome? Justice for Girls and Young Women' in B. Goldson (ed.) Youth Justice: Contemporary Policy and Practice. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Worrall, A. (2000) 'Governing Bad Girls: Changing Constructions of Female Juvenile Delinquency' in J. Bridgeman and D. Monk (eds.) Feminist Perspectives on Child Law. Cavendish.

Worrall, A. (2001) 'Girls at Risk? Reflections on Changing Attitudes to Young Women's Offending' in Probation Journal 8(2): 86-92.

Girls and Violence

Artz, S. (1998) Sex, Power and the Violent School Girl. Toronto: Trifolium Books.

Baskin, D. and Sommers, I. (1993) 'Female initiation into violent street crime' in Justice Quarterly 10(4): 559-581.

Baskin, D. and Sommers, I. (1998) Casualties of Community Disorder: Women's Careers in Violent Crime. Oxford: Westview.

Batchelor, S., Burman, M. and Brown, J. (2001) 'Discussing Violence: Let's hear it for the Girls' in Probation Journal 48(2): 125-134.

Brown, J., Burman, M., and Tisdall, K. (2001) 'Just trying to be Men? Violence, Girls and their Social Worlds' in J. Lawrence and P. Starkey (eds.) Child Welfare and Social Action in the Twentieth Century. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.

Brown, L.M. (1998) Raising their Voices: The Politics of Girls' Anger. London: Harvard University Press.

Burman, M. (2002, forthcoming) 'Turbulent Talk: Girls Making Sense of Violence' in C. Alder and A. Worrall (eds.) Girls' Violence? SUNY Press.

Burman, M., Brown, J., and Batchelor, S. (forthcoming) ''Taking it to Heart': The Meaning of Violence in Girls' Lives' in E. Stanko (ed.) The Meanings of Violence. London: Routledge.

Campbell, A. (1986) 'Self-Report Fighting by Females: a Preliminary Study' in British Journal of Criminology 26(1): 28-46.

Chesney-Lind, M. and Brown, M. (1999) 'Girls and Violence: An Overview' in D.J. Flannery and C.R. Huff (Eds.) Youth Violence: Prevention, Intervention and Social Policy. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press.

Leschied, A., Cummings, A., Van Brunschot, M., Cunningham, A. and Saunders, A. (2000) Female Adolescent Aggression: A Review of the Literature and the Correlates of Aggression (User Report No. 2000-04). Ottawa: Solicitor General Canada.

Pate, K. (1997) 'Young Women and Violent Offences' in Canada's Children. Child Welfare League of Canada. (Updated version, entitled 'Labelling Young Women as Violent: Vilification of the Most Vulnerable' available from the Elizabeth Fry Society)

Shaw, M. and Dubois, S. (1995) Understanding Violence By Women: A Review of the Literature. Correctional Service of Canada.

Stewart, H. and Tattersall, A. (2000) Invisible Young Women: Hearing the Stories of Young Women who present with Violent, Challenging and/or Offending Behaviour. Victoria: Young Women's Project Inc.

Girl Gangs

Archer, D. (1998) 'Riot Grrrl and Raisin Girl: Femininity within the Female Gang - The Power of the Popular', in J. Vagg and T. Newburn (Eds.) The British Criminology Conference: Selected Proceedings. Volume 1: Emerging Themes in Criminology. Papers from the 1998 British Criminology Conference, Loughborough University.

Batchelor, S. (2001) 'The Myth of Girl Gangs' in Criminal Justice Matters 43: 26-27. Reprinted in Y. Jewkes and G. Letherby (eds.) (2002) Criminology: A Reader. London: Sage.

Campbell, A. (1984, 1991) The Girls in the Gang. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Campbell, A.(1995) 'Creating a Girl Gang Problem' in Criminal Justice Matters 19: 8-9.

Campbell, A. (1990) 'Female Participation in Gangs' in C.R. Huff (Ed.) Gangs in America. Newbury Park: Sage.

Chesney-Lind, M. and Hagedorn, J.M. (Eds.) (1999) Female Gangs in America: Essays on Girls, Gangs, and Gender. Chicago, IL: Lake View Press.

Chesney-Lind, M., Shelden, R.G. and Joe, K.A. (1996) 'Girls, Delinquency and Gang Membership' in C.R. Huff (Ed.) Gangs in America. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Davies, A. (1999) '"These Viragoes are no less Cruel than the Lads" Young Women, Gangs and Violence in Late Victorian Manchester and Salford' in British Journal of Criminology, 39(1): 72-89.

Joe Laidler, K. and Hunt, G. (2001) 'Accomplishing Femininity Among the Girls in the Gang' in British Journal of Criminology 41: 656-678.

Miller, J. (2001) One of the Guys: Girls, Gangs and Gender. New York: Oxford University Press.


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Compiled by Susan Batchelor. Last updated 8 July, 2002