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Female Aggression

Female Aggression

of: Helen Gavin, Theresa Porter

Wiley-Blackwell, 2014

ISBN: 9781118314739 , 240 Pages

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Female Aggression


This critique explodes the stereotypical assumption that men are more prone than women to 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

Helen Gavin is Director of Graduate Education at the University of Huddersfield, UK, where she  also lectures in Forensic and Criminal Psychology Previously, she was Head of Psychology at the University of the West of England, UK. Her publications include The Essence of Cognitive Psychology (1998), Understanding Research Methods & Statistics in Psychology (2008), Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Psychological, Legal and Cultural Examinations of Sex and Sexuality (2010) and Criminological and Forensic Psychology (2014)
Theresa Porter is a forensic psychologist currently practicing in Connecticut, USA. She worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons for nearly a decade where she had extensive experience with female offenders. She lectures and publishes on violence by women, including Infanticide and Neonaticide: A Review of 40 Years of Research Literature on Incidence and Causes (with Helen Gavin; 2010), Woman as molester: Implications for society (2010), A Case of Factitious Paedophilia (with Mark D. Feldman, 2011) and Hits Like a Girl; Women who Batter their Partners (2011).