© 2004

Girls and Aggression

Contributing Factors and Intervention Principles

  • Marlene M. Moretti
  • Candice L. Odgers
  • Margaret A. Jackson

Part of the Perspectives in Law & Psychology book series (PILP, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Marlene M. Moretti, Candice L. Odgers, Margaret A. Jackson
    Pages 1-5
  3. Geraldine Downey, Lauren Irwin, Melissa Ramsay, Ozlem Ayduk
    Pages 7-25
  4. Tasha C. Geiger, Melanie J. Zimmer-Gembeck, Nicki R. Crick
    Pages 27-40
  5. Marlene M. Moretti, Kimberley Dasilva, Roy Holland
    Pages 41-56
  6. Tracy Vaillancourt, Shelley Hymel
    Pages 57-73
  7. Nadine LanctÔt, Catherine Émond, Marc Le Blanc
    Pages 75-84
  8. Margaret A. Jackson
    Pages 85-99
  9. Sibylle Artz
    Pages 101-113
  10. Marge Reitsma-Street
    Pages 115-130
  11. Debra J. Pepler, Margaret M. Walsh, Kathryn S. Levene
    Pages 131-145
  12. Kathryn S. Levene, Margaret M. Walsh, Leena K. Augimeri, Debra J. Pepler
    Pages 147-163
  13. Jill Antonishak, N. Dickon Reppucci, Carrie Fried Mulford
    Pages 165-180
  14. Bonnie J. Leadbeater, Mandeep K. Dhami, Wendy L. Hoglund, Erin M. Boone
    Pages 181-194
  15. Candice L. Odgers, Melinda G. Schmidt, Dickon Reppucci
    Pages 195-210
  16. Deborah A. Connolly, Tristin M. Wayte, Zina Lee
    Pages 211-223
  17. Jennifer L. Woolard
    Pages 225-237
  18. Marion K. Underwood
    Pages 239-247
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 249-252

About this book


Although research on aggressive men and boys has been plentiful, much less attention has been directed toward aggression in girls and women. The increasing number of young women who find themselves living violent lives, both as perpetrators and victims, has led to urgent calls for more information on understanding what causes, what perpetuates and what can be done about this problem.
Addressing this need, Girls and Aggression presents a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on risk and protective factors, developmental pathways and intervention principles specific to the problem of aggression and violence in the lives of young women. Contributions come from the fields of psychology, criminology, education, and sociology, and use both qualitative and quantitative methodologies to explore the issues. Girls and Aggression will be of interest to academic researchers and mental health practitioners alike by providing an up-to-date and comprehensive view of this important and underexplored area.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marlene M. Moretti
    • 1
  • Candice L. Odgers
    • 2
  • Margaret A. Jackson
    • 1
  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

About the editors

Dr. Marlene M. Moretti is a Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University and has published widely in the field of youth mental health, self development, and parent-adolescent attachment. She currently leads a multi-site Canadian Institutes of Health Research program examining gender, aggression, and violence. Dr. Moretti has served on the government committees and panels focused on the promotion of youth mental health. She has also consulted with Health Canada in providing recommendations to promote healthy adolescent adjustment.

Candice L. Odgers completed her Master’s degree in Criminology at Simon Fraser University where she conducted one of the largest studies of incarcerated female youth in Canada. Candice is currently a Psychology Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia and a Senior Research Associate for a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-sponsored Gender and Aggression Network. Candice is the recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Doctoral Fellowship and the Commonwealth Scholarship. She is currently expanding her research to focus on violence within high-risk populations of girls in the United States.

Dr. Margaret Jackson, Professor of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, has conducted research in three main areas: clinical criminology; women's issues, especially violence against women and children; and justice policy. She is currently the principal investigator for a major SSHRC project on marginalized girls and the Director of the Institute for Studies in Criminal Justice Policy at SFU. Dr. Jackson has previously undertaken specific research on child abuse in the Vancouver area, in terms of its prevalence, the problems with its assessment and its impact on young marginalized girls' lives.

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