A new book by James Garbarino '68, a well-known authority on violence in boys,
examines the increase in violent behavior by girls.
See Jane Hit: Why Girls Are Growing More Violent and What Can Be Done
About It was published in February of 2006 by Penguin Press. The publishers
state, "Just 10 years ago, almost 10 boys were arrested for assault for every
girl. Now the ratio is four to one, and it's dropping rapidly. What's going
on with American girls? See Jane Hit is the first big-picture answer
to this crucial question, a groundbreaking examination of this hidden epidemic
by one of America's most respected authorities on juvenile violent aggression."
Garbarino is the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology at Loyola
University in Chicago. He has appeared frequently on nationally broadcast news
and information programs including "Nightline," PBS's "NewsHour," "Larry King
Live," "Meet the Press," "The Today Show," National Public Radio's "All Things
Considered" and many more. He is the author of numerous books about adolescent
development, including And Words Can Hurt Forever: How To Protect Adolescents
from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence; Parents Under Siege:
Why You Are The Solution, Not The Problem, In Your Child's Life; Lost
Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them; and
Raising Children In A Socially Toxic Environment. Garbarino has been
awarded both an Alumni Citation (1990) and an honorary degree (1995) from
St. Lawrence for his career achievements.
More information from Penguin Press
Posted: March 22, 2006