Girls Study Group--Understanding and Responding to Girls' Delinquency

The Girls Study Group--Charting the Way to Delinquency Prevention for Girls

About the Course:

This document will provide highlights of the findings that are outlined in detail in the following Bulletins: Violence by Teenage Girls: Trends and Context, Causes and Correlates of Girls’ Delinquency, Resilient Girls—Factors that Protect Against Delinquency, Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls, Girls’ Delinquency Programs—An Evidence-Based Review, and Developmental Sequences of Girls’ Delinquent Behavior.


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Publication Date:

October 2008


Margaret A. Zahn; Janet Chiancone; Ariel Whitworth; Stephanie R. Hawkins

About the Authors:

Dr. Margaret A. Zahn, Principal Investigator, Girls Study Group (2004-March 2008); Senior Research Scientist, RTI International; Professor, North Carolina State University.

Janet Chiancone, Research Coordinator, OJJDP.

Ariel Whitworth, Communications Editor, National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

Dr. Stephanie R. Hawkins, Principal Investigator, Girls Study Group (April 2008-Present); Research Clinical Psychologist, RTI International.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, criminal justice officers, and nurses who seek knowledge about girls’ delinquency. It is appropriate for an introductory to intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the trends and context of violence by teenage girls as well as the causes and correlates of girls’ delinquency.

  2. Identify the factors that protect against delinquency.

  3. Acknowledge the suitability of assessment instruments for delinquent girls.

  4. Discuss the girls’ delinquency programs and the developmental sequences of girls’ delinquent behavior.

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Course Number: 101559
Total Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 0.75cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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