Female aggression / Helen Gavin and Theresa Porter.

Gavin, Helen, author.
Chichester, England : Wiley Blackwell, 2015. , ©2015
1 online resource (240 p.)
Women -- Psychology.
Sex differences (Psychology)
Electronic books.
"This critique explodes the stereotypical assumption that men are more prone than women to physical aggression A cogent and holistic assessment of the theoretical positions and research concerning female aggression Examines the treatment, punishment and community response to female aggressive behavior Examines topics including sexual power, serial murder and the evolution of gendered aggression Treats female aggression in its own right rather than as a counterpart to male violence "-- Provided by publisher.
"Examines the treatment, punishment and community response to female aggressive behavior"-- Provided by publisher.
Female Aggression; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Theories, Research and Misconceptions about Female Aggression; Introduction; Aggression and Women; Violent Crime and Women; Theories of Aggression; Theories based on biological difference; Environmental factors; Psychological models; Measuring aggression; Chapter 2 The Evolution of Aggression; Darwinism and Sociobiology; The Naked Ape - Was She in the Jungle or the Sea?; The Evolution of Aggression and the Archaeology of War; Intersexual vs Intrasexual Aggression; Conclusion; Chapter 3 Indirect Aggression
Indirect Aggression in Girls and TeensWomen and Indirect Aggression; Chapter 4 Child Abuse and Neglect by Women; Introduction; Prevalence; Mental Illness; Social Learning and Own Abuse History; Antisocial Mothers; Other Factors in Child Abuse; Failure to Protect; Abusive Mothers' Perspective on Their Children; Recidivism; Effects of Abuse on Children; Conclusion; Chapter 5 Intimate Partner Violence by Women; Introduction; Prevalence of Women's Violence Against Heterosexual Partners; Prevalence of Women's Violence Against Homosexual Partners; Severity and Injury; Recidivism
Women's Intimate Partner Violence and StalkingIntimate Partner Violence by Women Resulting in Homicide; Intimate Partner Violence Initiation vs Self-Defence; Anger, Communication and Control; Social Learning and Intimate Partner Violence by Women; Personality and Intimate Partner Violence by Women; Typologies; Reporting Issues by Victims; Witnessing Inter-Parental Violence; Treatment; Conclusion; Chapter 6 Rape, Sexual Assault and Molestation by Women; Introduction; Rape, Sexual Assaults and Coercion: Beyond the Male Perpetrator-Female Victim Paradigm
The Prevalence of Female Sexual Assaults Based on Perpetrator Self-ReportVictim prevalence reports; Theories Regarding Sexual Assault by Women; Women Who Sexually Offend Against Children; Prevalence; Similarities and differences compared with male sex offenders (MSOs); Typologies; Deviant arousal and mental illness; Past victimization; Child Pornography and the Internet; Victim Effects; Awareness, Gender Bias and the Social Construction of Women; Legal Issues; Assessment, Treatment and Recidivism; A Brief Note on Juvenile Female Sex Offenders; Conclusion; Chapter 7 Filicide by Women
IntroductionNeonaticide; Pregnancy Concealment, Denial and Negation; Infanticide; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Infanticide; Child Homicide by Women; Language, Filicide and Objectification; Gender and Filicide; Typologies; Mental Illness and Filicide; Serial Infanticide; Legalities; Conclusion; Chapter 8 Homicide and Women; What Is Homicide?; Types of Homicide; Genocide; Mass murder; Mass murder for ideology; Murder; Killing for love; Women who kill from fear; Women who kill for money; Girls who kill; Manslaughter; Suicide; Conclusion; Chapter 9 Serial Murder and Women
What Is Serial Murder?
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