Female juvenile murderers: Biological and psychological dynamics leading to homicide.

Abstract

The increasing involvement of girls under 18 in violent crime has been a matter of growing concern in the United States in recent years. This article reviews the arrests of female juveniles for violent crime and then focuses specifically on their involvement in homicide. Arrests of girls for murder, unlike arrests for assault, have not risen over the last… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlp.2009.04.003

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