From one of America's leading authorities on juvenile violence comes a groundbreaking investigation of the explosion of violent behavior in girls With Lost Boys, James Garbari became our foremost explicator of violent behavior in boys. Now he turns his attention to its increasing incidence in girls. Twenty-five years ago, ten boys were arrested for assault for every one girl. Now that ratio is four-to-one and dropping. Combining clinical experience with incisive analyses of social trends, Garbari traces the factorsmany of them essentially positivebehind the epidemic: girls' increased participation in sports and greater comfort with their physicality, but also their lack of training in handling aggression. See Jane Hit goes beyond diagsing the problem to outline a clear-eyed, compassionate solution.
James Garbarino, Ph.D., holds the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychlogy at Loyola University Chicago, and from 1985 to 1994 he was president of the Erikson Institute for Advanced Study in Child Development. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Garbarino has served as consultant or adviser to a wide range of organizations, including the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the National Institute for Mental Health, the American Medical Association, the National Black Child Development Institute, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the FBI.