o) When women are violent

Recent overviews

Bair-Merritt MH, Crowne SS, Thompson DA, Sibinga E, Trent M, Campbell J. (2010). Why do women use intimate partner violence? A systematic review of women’s motivations. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 11(4): 178-89.

Enander, V. (2011). Violent Women? The Challenge of Women’s Violence in Intimate Heterosexual Relationships to Feminist Analyses of Partner Violence. NORA-Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 19(2): 105-123.

Ferraro, K. J. (2013). Gender matters in intimate partner violence. In Perceptions of Female Offenders (pp. 133-149). Springer New York.

Larance, L. Y., & Miller, S. L. (2017). Emergent Research and Practice Trends in Contextually Addressing the Complexity of Women’s Use of Force. In C. M. Renzetti, D. R. Follingstad, & A. L. Coker (Eds.), Preventing Intimate Partner Violence (pp. 129-158): Policy Press.

Williams, J. R., R. M. Ghandour and J. E. Kub (2008). Female Perpetration of Violence in Heterosexual Intimate Relationships: Adolescence Through Adulthood. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 9(4): 227-249.


Further works – Women’s partner violence

Anderson, Peter B. (1996). Correlates of College Women’s Self-Reports of Heterosexual Aggression. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, Volume 8 Issue 2, April, pp. 121-131.

Anderson, Peter B. (1999). Male and Female Differences in Reports of Women’s Heterosexual Initiation and Aggression. Archives of Sexual Behavior, June, 28(3)..

Anderson, Peter B., and Jane S. Savage. (2005). Social, Legal, and Institutional Context of Heterosexual Aggression by College Women. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, vol. 6 no. 2, pp. 130-140, April.

Artz, Sibylle. (1998). Sex, Power and the Violent Schoolgirl. Toronto, Ontario: Trifolium Books Inc.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 41(1), 2008, Special Issue: Female Violent Offenders.
Introduction / Paul Mazerolle.
Female Violent Offenders: Moral Panics or More Serious Offenders? / Candace Kruttschnitt, Rosemary Gartner and Jeanette Hussemann.
Temporal, Situational and Interactional Features of Women’s Violent Conflicts / Christopher W. Mullins and Jody Miller.
Working ‘the Code’: On Girls, Gender, and Inner-City Violence / Nikki Jones.
Understanding Women’s Pathways to Jail: Analysing the Lives of Incarcerated Women / Sally S. Simpson, Jennifer L. Yahner and Laura Dugan.
Girls, Peer Violence, and Restorative Justice / Kathleen Daly.
Battered Women Charged With Homicide: Advancing the Interests of Indigenous Women / Julie Stubbs and Julia Tolmie.
Girls’ Troubles, Girls’ Delinquency, and Gender Responsive Programming: A Review / Meda Chesney-Lind, Merry Morash and Tia Stevens.

Babcock, Julia C., Sarah A. Miller, and Cheryl Siard. (2003). Toward A Typology Of Abusive Women: Differences Between Partner-Only And Generally Violent Women In The Use Of Violence. Psychology of Women Quarterly, June, Vol. 27 Issue 2.

Barton, Brenda. (1998). When Murdering Hands Rock the Cradle: An Overview of America’s Incoherent Treatment of Infanticidal Mothers. Southern Methodist Law Review 591. March-April.

Belknap, Joanne, and Heather Melton. (2005). Are Heterosexual Men Also Victims of Intimate Partner Abuse? VAWnet National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women, Applied Research Forum, March.

Bernardi, D. A., & Steyn, F. (2019). A model for female-perpetrated domestic violence. Victims & Offenders, 14(4), 441-461.

Bernhard, L.K. (2000). Physical and sexual violence experienced by lesbian and heterosexual women. Violence Against Women, 6(1): 68-79.

Bible, Andrea, Shamita Das Dasgupta, and Sue Osthoff. (eds.). (2002). Violence Against Women, Special Issue: Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships, Part 1. 8(11), November.
Guest Editors’ Introduction.
Discourses of Female Violence and Societal Gender Stereotypes / Paula Ruth Gilbert.
Men’s and Women’s Use of Intimate Partner Violence in Clinical Samples / L. Kevin Hamberger and Clare E. Guse.
‘Gender Symmetry’ in Domestic Violence: A Substantive and Methodological Research Review / Michael S. Kimmel.
A Framework for Understanding Women’s Use of Nonlethal Violence in Intimate Heterosexual Relationships / Shamita Das Dasgupta.
Women’s Use of Force: Complexities and Challenges of Taking the Issue Seriously / Nancy Worcester.

Bible, Andrea, Shamita Das Dasgupta, and Sue Osthoff. (eds.). (2002). Violence Against Women, Special Issue: Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships, Part 2. 8(12), December.
Guest Editors’ Introduction.
Are Physical Assaults by Wives and Girlfriends a Major Social Problem? A Review of the Literature / Daniel G. Saunders.
Understanding the Context of Dual Arrest With Directions for Future Research / David Hirschel and Eve Buzawa.
Criminalizing Abused Girls / Sandra Simkins and Sarah Katz.
No Sugar, No Spice: Reflections on Research on Woman-To-Woman Sexual Violence / Lori B. Girshick.
But, Gertrude, I Beg To Differ, a Hit Is Not a Hit Is Not a Hit: When Battered Women Are Arrested for Assaulting Their Partners / Sue Osthoff.

Bible, Andrea, Shamita Das Dasgupta, and Sue Osthoff. (eds.). (2003). Violence Against Women, Special Issue: Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships, Part 3. 9(1), January.
Guest Editors’ Introduction.
A Working Analysis of Women’s Use of Violence in the Context of Learning, Opportunity, and Choice / Julie L. Perilla, Kim Frndak, Debbie Lillard, Cynthia East.
Making Social Change: Reflections on Individual and Institutional Advocacy With Women Arrested for Domestic Violence / Martha McMahon, Ellen Pence.
Behavorial and Psychological Differences Among Women who use Violence in Intimate Relationships / Suzanne C. Swan, David L. Snow.
The Words Change, but the Melody Lingers: The Persistence of the Battered Woman Syndrome in Criminal Cases Involving Battered Women / Kathleen J. Ferraro.
Book Review: Convicted Survivors: The Imprisonment of Battered Women Who Kill / Barbara Davidson.

Birch, Helen. (ed.). Moving Targets: Women, Murder and Representation. Virago. (On female killers)

Brown, Lyn. (2003). Girlfighting: Betrayal and Rejection Among Girls. New York University Press.

Buttell, F., & Carney, M. M. (eds.). (2014). Women who perpetrate relationship violence: Moving beyond political correctness (Co-published as Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2005). Routledge.Caldwell, J. E., S. C. Swan, et al. (2009). Why I Hit Him: Women’s Reasons for Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18(7): 672-697.

Carney, M., F. Buttell, and D. Dutton. (2007). Women who perpetrate intimate partner violence: A review of the literature with recommendations for treatment. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 12(1): 108-115.

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Carrington, K. (2006). Does Feminism Spoil Girls? Explanations for rising rates of female delinquency. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Vol 39, No 1, pp. 34–53.

Celeste Walley-Jean, J., and S. Swan (2009). Motivations and Justifications for Partner Aggression in a Sample of African American College Women. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18(7): 698-717.

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Chesney-Lind, Meda and Karen A. Joe. (1995). ―Just every mother’s angel: An analysis of gender and ethnic variations in youth gang membership. Gender & Society, 9, 408-431.

Chesney-Lind, Meda, and Randall G. Sheldon. (1998). Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice. Belmont, CA: Wadswoth Publishing.

Chesney-Lind, Meda. (2004). Girls and Violence: Is the gender gap closing? National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women. http: //www.icvp.org/downloads/Conf05ChesneyLindPaperGirlsViolence.pdf.

Conradi, L., and R. Geffner (2009). Introduction to Part I of the Special Issue on Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18(6): 547-551.

Conradi, L., and R. Geffner (2009). Introduction to Part II of the Special Issue on Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18(7): 667-671.

Conradi, L., R. Geffner, et al. (2009). An Exploratory Study of Women as Dominant Aggressors of Physical Violence in Their Intimate Relationships. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18(7): 718-738.

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Currie, D.H. (1998). Violent Men Or Violent Women? Whose Definition Counts? In Racquel Kennedy Bergen. (ed.). Issues in Intimate Violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Dasgupta, Shamita Das. (1999). Just Like Men? A Critical View of Violence By Women. In Shepard, Melanie F. and Pence, Ellen L. (eds.), Coordinating Community Responses to Domestic Violence: Lessons from Duluth and Beyond. Sage.

Dasgupta, Shamita Das. (2001). Towards an Understanding of Women’s Use of Non-Lethal Violence in Intimate Heterosexual Relationships. VAWNET: National Electronic Network on Violence Against Women, February.

DeKeseredy, W.S. (2000). Women, Crime, and the Canadian Criminal Justice System. Anderson Press.

DeKeseredy, W.S., and M. Dragiewicz. (2007). Understanding the Complexities of Feminist Perspectives on Woman Abuse: A Commentary on Donald G. Dutton’s Rethinking Domestic Violence. Violence Against Women, 13(8): 874-884.

DeKeseredy, W.S., D.G. Saunders, M.D. Schwartz, and S. Alvi. (1997). Meanings and Motives for Women’s Use of Violence in Canadian College Dating Relationships: Results from a National Survey. Sociological Spectrum, 17(2): 199-222.

DeLeon-Granados, W., W. Wells, and R. Binsbacher. (2006). Arresting Developments: Trends in Female Arrests for Domestic Violence and Proposed Explanations. Violence Against Women, 12(4): 355-371.

Denfeld, Rene. (1997). Kill the Body, the Head Will Fall: A Closer Look at Women, Violence, and Aggression. London: Vintage.

Dobash, Russell P., and R. Emerson Dobash. (2004). Women’s violence to men in intimate relationships: Working on a puzzle. British Journal of Criminology, 44(3), May.

Dobash, Russell P., R. Emerson Dobash, Kate Cavanagh, and Ruth Lewis. (1998). Separate and intersecting realities: A comparison of men’s and women’s accounts of violence against women. Violence Against Women, 4(4), August.

Dowd, L., & Leisring, P. A. (2008). A framework for treating partner aggressive women. Violence and Victims, 23, 249-263.

Downs, W.R., B. Rindels, and C. Atkinson. (2007). Women’s Use of Physical and Nonphysical Self-Defense Strategies During Incidents of Partner Violence. Violence Against Women, 13(1): 28-45.

Erickson, P., J. Butters, M.-M. Cousineau, L. Harrison, D. Korf, A. et al. (2006). Girls and Weapons: An International Study of the Perpetration of Violence. Journal of Urban Health, 83(5): 788-801.

Featherstone, Brid. (1996). Victims or Villlains? Women Who Physically Abuse Their Children. In Fawcett, Barbara, Featherstone, Brid, Hearn, Jeff and Toft, Christine. (eds.). Violence and Gender Relations: Theories and Interventions. London: Sage.

Fitzroy, Lee. (2001). Violent Women: Questions for Feminist Theory, Practice and Policy. Critical Social Policy, 21(1).

George, M.J. (2002). Skimmington Revisited. Journal of Men’s Studies, 10(2), Winter.

Glass, N., Koziol-McLain, J., Campbell, J. & Block, C. (2004). Female-perpetrated femicide and attempted femicide: A case study. Violence Against Women, 10, 606-625.

Goldenson, J., A. Spidel, et al. (2009). Female Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: Within-Group Heterogeneity, Related Psychopathology, and a Review of Current Treatment with Recommendations for the Future. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18(7): 752-769.

Gondolf, Edward W., and Angie K. Beeman. (2003). Women’s Accounts of Domestic Violence Versus Tactics-Based Outcome Categories. Violence Against Women, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 278-301, March 2003.

Graham-Kevan, N. (2009). The Psychology of Women’s Partner Violence: Characteristics and Cautions. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18(6): 587-603.

Graves, K.N. (2007). Not always sugar and spice: Expanding theoretical and functional explanations for why females aggress. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 12(2): 131-140.

Hamberger, L. Kevin, and T. Potente. (1994). Counseling Heterosexual Women Arrested for Domestic Violence: Implications for Theory and Practice. Violence and Victims, 9(2), Summer, pp. 125-137. (Also in Hamberger, L. Kevin, and Claire Renzetti. (eds.). (1996). Domestic Partner Abuse. New York: Springer.)

Hamberger, L. Kevin. (1997). Female Offenders in Domestic Violence: A look at actions in their context. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, pp. 115-127.

Hart, Lynda. (1994). Fatal Woman: Lesbian Sexuality and the Mark of Aggression. Routledge.

Henning, Kris, and Brian Renauer. (2005). Prosecution of Women Arrested for Intimate Partner Abuse. Violence and Victims, June, Vol. 20, Iss. 3.

Henning, Kris, Angela Jones, and Robert Holdford. (2003). Treatment Needs of Women Arrested for Domestic Violence: A Comparison with Male Offenders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 18, no. 8, pp. 839-856, August.

Hettrich, E. L. and K. D. O’Leary (2007). Females’ Reasons for Their Physical Aggression in Dating Relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22(9): 1131-1143.

Hines, D. A., and E. M. Douglas (2009). Women’s Use of Intimate Partner Violence against Men: Prevalence, Implications, and Consequences. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18(6): 572-586.

Hirschinger, N. B., Grisso, J. A., Wallace, D. B., McCollum, K. F., Schwarz, D. F., Sammel, M. D., & Anderson, E. (2003). A case-control study of female-to-female nonintimate violence in an urban area. American Journal of Public Health, 93(7), 1098-1103.

Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (2005). Male Versus Female Intimate Partner Violence: Putting Controversial Findings into context. Journal of Marriage and Family, 67(5): 1120.

Hooper, Melissa. (1996). When Domestic Violence Diversion is No Longer an Option: What to do with the female offender. Berkeley Women’s Law Journal, Vol. 11.

International Journal of Men’s Health, 6(1), Spring 2007.
The Re-Emergence of Male Victims / Nicola Graham-Kevan (3-6).
The “Great Taboo” and the Role of Patriarchy in Husband and Wife Abuse / Malcolm J. George (7-21).
Effects of Sexual Assaults on Men: Physical, Mental and Sexual Consequences / Richard Tewksbury (22-35).
Toward a Gender-Inclusive Conception of Intimate Partner Violence Research and Theory: Part 1 - Traditional Perspectives / John Hamel (36-53).
Female Intimate Partner Violence and Developmental Trajectories of Abusive Females / Donald G. Dutton.

Irwin, K., and M. Chesney-Lind. (2008). Girls’ Violence: Beyond dangerous masculinity. Sociology Compass, 2/3: 837-855.

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Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18(6), September 2009, Special Issue on Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence, Part 1.
Introduction to Part I of the Special Issue on Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence / Lisa Conradi, Robert Geffner.
Why the Overwhelming Evidence on Partner Physical Violence by Women Has Not Been Perceived and Is Often Denied / Murray Straus.
Women’s Use of Intimate Partner Violence against Men: Prevalence, Implications, and Consequences / Denise Hines, Emily Douglas.
The Psychology of Women’s Partner Violence: Characteristics and Cautions / Nicola Graham-Kevan.
Gender Differences in Partner Violence in Context: Deconstructing Johnson’s (2001) Control-Based Typology of Violent Couples / Jody Ross, Julia Babcock.
Gender Differences in Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Violence Recidivism / Kris Henning, Rochelle Martinsson, Robert Holdford.
Relationships Among Women’s Use of Aggression, Their Victimization, and Substance Use Problems: A Test of the Moderating Effects of Race/Ethnicity / Tami Sullivan, Courtenay Cavanaugh, Michelle Ufner, Suzanne Swan, David Snow.

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Kirkwood, D. (2003). Female Perpetrated Homicide in Victoria between 1985 and 1995. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol 36, no. 2, 152-172

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Leisring, P. A. (2009). What Will Happen if I Punch Him? Expected Consequences of Female Violence Against Male Dating Partners. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18(7): 739-751.

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Miller, Susan L. (2001). The Paradox of Women Arrested for Domestic Violence: Criminal Justice Professionals and Service Providers Respond. Violence Against Women, vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 1339-1376, December.

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Psychology of Women Quarterly, September 2005, Vol. 29 Issue 3, Special Issue: Female Violence Against Intimate Partners.
Female Violence Against Intimate Partners: An Introduction / Irene Hanson Frieze.
The Myth Of Female Passivity: Thirty Years Of Revelations About Female Aggression / Deborah South Richardson.
Courtship Behaviors, Relationship Violence, And Breakup Persistence In College Men And Women / Stacey L. Williams, Irene Hanson Frieze.
Relationship Quality And Domestic Violence In Women’s Same-Sex Relationships: The Role Of Minority Stress / Kimberly F. Balsam, Dawn M. Szymanski.
Investigating Three Explanations Of Women’s Relationship Aggression / Nicola Graham-Kevan, John Archer.
Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrated By College Women Within The Context Of A History Of Victimization / Kelly N. Graves, Stacy M. Sechrist, Jacquelyn W. White, Matthew J. Paradise.
Precursors And Correlates Of Women’s Violence: Child Abuse Traumatization, Victimization Of Women, Avoidance Coping, And Psychological Symptoms / Tami P. Sullivan, Katharine J. Meese, Suzanne C. Swan, Carolyn M. Mazure, David L. Snow.
Relationship Violence Among Adolescent Mothers: Frequency, Dyadic Nature, And Implications For Relationship Dissolution And Mental Health / Stephanie Milan, Jessica Lewis, Kathleen Ethier, Trace Kershaw, Jeannette R. Ickovics.
An Investment Model Analysis Of Relationship Stability Among Women Court-Mandated To Violence Interventions / Deborah L. Rhatigan, Todd M. Moore, Gregory L. Stuart.
A Postmodern Approach To Women’s Use Of Violence: Developing Multiple And Complex Conceptualizations / Maureen C. Mchugh, Nichole A. Livingston, Amy Ford.

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Sex Roles. (1994). Special Issues: On Aggression in Women and Girls: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, 30: 3/4, February.
The Cultural Construction of Gender and Aggression / Fry, Douglas P.; Gabriel, Ayala H.
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aggression in Women and Girls: An Introduction / Burbank, Victoria K.
Sex Differences in Physical, Verbal, and Indirect Aggression: A Review of Recent Research / Bjorkqvist, Kaj.
Fighting by the Rules: Women Street-Fighting in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico / Cummings, Laura L.
Women, Men, and Aggression in an Egalitarian Society / Lepowsky, Maria.
Indirect Modes of Aggression Among Women of Buenos Aires, Argentina / Hines, Nicole J.; Fry, Douglas P.
Female Voices of Aggression in Tonga / Olson, Ernest.
Serious and Playful Aggression in Brazilian Girls and Boys / Frey, Claudia; Hoppe-Graff, Siegfried.
On Aggression, Human Rights, and Hegemonic Discourse: The Case of a Murder for Family Honor in Israel / Glazer, Ilsa M.; Ras, Wahipa Abu.
Cholas, Mexican-American Girls, and Gangs / Harris, Mary G.

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Stuart, G.L., T.M. Moore, J.C. Hellmuth, S.E. Ramsey, and C.W. Kahler. (2006). Reasons for Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration Among Arrested Women. Violence Against Women, 12(7): 609-621.

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Sullivan, T. P., J. A. Titus, et al. (2010). Does the Inclusion Criterion of Women’s Aggression as Opposed to Their Victimization Result in Samples That Differ on Key Dimensions of Intimate Partner Violence?” Violence Against Women, 16(1): 84-98.

Swan, S. C., Gambone, L. J., Van Horn, M. L., Snow, D. L., & Sullivan, T. P. (2012). Factor structures for aggression and victimization among women who used aggression against male partners. Violence Against Women, 18(9): 1045-1066.

Swan, S.C., Gambone, L.J., Sullivan, T.P. & Snow, D. (2007) A review of research on women’s use of violence with male intimate partners. Violence and Victims, 23, 301–314.

Swan, Suzanne C., and David L. Snow. (2002). A Typology of Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships. Violence Against Women, 8(3), March, pp. 286-319.

Swan, Suzanne C., and David L. Snow. (2003). Behavioral and Psychological Differences Among Abused Women Who Use Violence in Intimate Relationships. Violence Against Women, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 75-109, January.

Swan, Suzanne C., and David L. Snow. (2006) The development of theory of women’s use of violence in intimate relationships. Violence Against Women, 12, 1026–1045.

Swan, Suzanne C., Laura J. Gambone, Alice M. Fields, Tami P. Sullivan, and David L. Snow. (2005). Women Who Use Violence in Intimate Relationships: The Role of Anger, Victimization, and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress and Depression. Violence and Victims, June, Vol. 20, Iss. 3.

Temple, Jeff R., Rebecca Weston, and Linda L. Marshall. (2005). Physical and Mental Health Outcomes of Women in Nonviolent, Unilaterally Violent, and Mutually Violent Relationships. Violence and Victims, June, Vol. 20, Iss. 3.

Tower, L.E., and M.E. Fernandez. (2008). English- and Spanish-Speaking Women’s Use of Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23(1): 21-38.

Tutty, L. M., R. Babins-Wagner, et al. (2009). A Comparison of Women Who Were Mandated and Nonmandated to the ‘Responsible Choices for Women’ Group. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 18(7): 770-793.

Violence Against Women, November 2006; Vol. 12, No. 11.Guest Editors’ Introduction / Sarah L. Cook and Suzanne C. Swan: 995-996.
Origin and Goals of the “Gender Symmetry” Workshop / Leora N. Rosen: 997-1002.
Conflict and Control: Gender Symmetry and Asymmetry in Domestic Violence / Michael P. Johnson: 1003-1018.
Commentary on Johnson’s “Conflict and Control: Gender Symmetry and Asymmetry in Domestic Violence”/ Evan Stark: 1019-1025.
The Development of a Theory of Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships / Suzanne C. Swan and David L. Snow: 1026-1045.
Commentary on Swan and Snow’s “The Development of a Theory of Women’s Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships” / Claire M. Renzetti: 1046-1049.
Beyond Frequency and Severity: Development and Validation of the Brief Coercion and Conflict Scales / Sarah L. Cook and Lisa A. Goodman: 1050-1072.
Commentary on Cook and Goodman’s “Beyond Frequency and Severity: Development and Validation of the Brief Coercion and Conflict Scales” / Patricia Tjaden: 1073-1077.
Future Directions / Walter S. DeKeseredy: 1078-1085.
Future Research on Gender Symmetry in Physical Assaults on Partners / Murray A. Straus: 1086-1097.

Violence and Victims, Volume 20, Number 2 April 2005;
Men’s and Women’s Use of Intimate Partner Violence in Clinical Samples: Toward a Gender-Sensitive Analysis / L. Kevin Hamberger.
A Comparison of Male and Female Dually Arrested Domestic Violence Offenders / Lynette Feder and Kris Henning.
Exerting Power or Striking Back: A Gendered Comparison of Motivations for Domestic Violence Perpetration / Poco Kernsmith.
Domestic Violence Among Male and Female Patients Seeking Emergency Medical Services / Mary Beth Phelan, L. Kevin Hamberger, Clare E. Guse, Shauna Edwards, Suzanne Walczak, and Amy Zosel.
Gender Symmetry in Dating Intimate Partner Violence: Does Similar Behavior Imply Similar Constructs? / Jennifer J. Cercone, Steven R. H. Beach, and Ileana Arias.
Partner Aggressive Women: Characteristics and Treatment Attrition / Lynn S. Dowd, Penny A. Leisring, and Alan Rosenbaum.
Applying the Transtheoretical Model to Female and Male Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence: Gender Differences in Stages and Processes of Change / Julia C. Babcock, Brittany E. Canady, Ashley Senior, and Christopher I. Eckhardt.
Commentary: Female Perpetration of Physical Aggression Against an Intimate Partner: A Controversial New Topic of Study / Amy Holtzworth-Munroe.

Wallace, D., Hirschinger-Blank, N., & Grisso, J. A. (2008). Female-Female Non-Partner Assault: A Political-Economic Theory of Street Codes and Female-Gendered Culture in the Contemporary African-American Inner City. Critical Sociology, 34(2), 271-290.

Ward, R.E., and J.P. Muldoon. (2007). Female tactics and strategies of intimate partner violence: A study of incident reports. Sociological Spectrum, 27: 337-364.

Watson, S.W. (2007). Boys, masculinity and school violence: reaping what we sow. Gender and Education, 19(6): 729 - 737.

Wesely, J. K. (2006). Considering the Context of Women’s Violence: Gender, Lived Experiences, and Cumulative Victimization. Feminist Criminology, 1(4): 303-328.

Williams, J. R., Ghandour, R. M., & Kub, J. E. (2008). Female perpetration of violence in heterosexual intimate relationships: adolescence through adulthood. Trauma Violence & Abuse, 9(4), 227-249.

Wolbers, H., & Ackerman, J. (2020). The Degree of Specialization among Female Partner Violence Offenders and the Role of Self-Defense in Its Explanation. Victims & Offenders, 15(2), 197-217.

Xiying, W. and S. Y. H. Petula. (2007). My Sassy Girl: A Qualitative Study of Women’s Aggression in Dating Relationships in Beijing. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 22(5): 623-638.

Zahn, M. (ed.) (2009). The Delinquent Girl. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.


Further works – Women’s sexual violence


Anderson, Peter B., and Cindy Struckman-Johnson. (eds.). (1998). Sexually Aggressive Women: Current perspectives and controversies. New York & London: Guilford Press.

Bailey, Alice. (1998). A Question of Violence: Women Raping Men. Arena magazine, 35, June-July (first Printed in DVIRC Newsleter).

Behounek, E. K. (2019). Female Sex Offenders. The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime, 1-2.

Bernard, Claudia. (2000). Shifting the margins: Black feminist perspectives on discourses of mothers in child sexual abuse. In Women, Violence and Strategies for Action: Feminist Research, Policy and Practice. Edited by Jill Radford, Melissa Friedberg, and Lynne Harne, Buckingham & Philadelphia: Open University Press.

Bickart, W., McLearen, A. M., Grady, M. D., & Stoler, K. (2019). A descriptive study of psychosocial characteristics and offense patterns in females with online child pornography offenses. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 26(2), 295-311.

Blake, E., & Gannon, T. A. (2018). Females who sexually offend. The Routledge International Handbook of Human Aggression: Current Issues and Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Budd, K. M. (2017). Female Sexual Offenders. In Handbook of Behavioral Criminology (pp. 297-311): Springer.

Budd, K. M., & Bierie, D. M. (2017). Injury matters: On female-perpetrated sex crimes. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260517711178.

Christensen, L. S. (2018a). The new portrayal of female child sexual offenders in the print media: A qualitative content analysis. Sexuality & Culture, 22(1), 176-189.

Christensen, L. S. (2018b). Professionals’ perceptions of female child sexual offenders. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260518785377.

Christensen, L. S., & Darling, A. J. (2020). Sexual abuse by educators: a comparison between male and female teachers who sexually abuse students. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 26(1), 23-35. doi:10.1080/13552600.2019.1616119

Cortoni, F., Babchishin, K. M., & Rat, C. (2017). The Proportion of Sexual Offenders Who Are Female Is Higher Than Thought:A Meta-Analysis. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 44(2), 145-162. doi:10.1177/0093854816658923

Crinall, Karen. (1999). Offending Mothers: Theorising in a feminist minefield. Chapter 6 in Pease, Bob, and Jan Fook. (eds.). (1999). Transforming Social Work Practice: Postmodern critical perspectives. London & New York: Routledge, pp. 97-112.

Curti, S. M., Lupariello, F., Coppo, E., Praznik, E. J., Racalbuto, S. S., & Di Vella, G. (2019). Child sexual abuse perpetrated by women: Case series and review of the literature. Journal of forensic sciences, 64(5), 1427-1437.

Darling, A. J., & Hackett, S. (2020). Situational factors in female-perpetrated child sexual abuse in organisations: implications for prevention. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 26(1), 5-22.

Darling, A. J., Hackett, S., & Jamie, K. (2018). Female sex offenders who abuse children whilst working in organisational contexts: offending, conviction and sentencing. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 24(2), 196-214.

Darlinga, A. J., & Christensenb, L. S. (2020). Female child sexual offenders. Child Sexual Abuse: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact, and Management, 119.

de Motte, C., & Mutale, G. (2019). How the construction of women in discourse explains society’s challenge in accepting that females commit sexual offences against children. Journal of Criminal Psychology.

Denow, Myriam S. (2003). The Myth of Innocence: Sexual scripts and the recognition of child sexual abuse by female perpetrators, Journal of Sex Research, 40(3), Winter.

Elliott, Michele. (ed). (1994). Female Sexual Abuse of Children: The Forbidden Taboo. New York: Guilford Press.

Fitzroy, Lee. (1999). Mother/Daughter Incest: Making sense of the unthinkable. Feminism & Psychology, 9(4).

Grayston, A.D., and R.V. De Luca. (1999). Female perpetrators of child sexual abuse: A review of the clinical and empirical literature. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 4(1): 93-106.

Johansson-Love, J., and W. Fremouw. (2006). A critique of the female sexual perpetrator research. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 11(1): 12-26.

Koonin, Renee. (1995). Breaking the Last Taboo: Child sexual abuse by female perpetrators. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 30(2), May.

McLeod, D. A. (2015). Female Offenders in Child Sexual Abuse Cases: A National Picture. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 24(1), 97-114. doi:10.1080/10538712.2015.978925

Miller, H. A., & Marshall, E. A. (2019). Comparing solo-and co-offending female sex offenders on variables of pathology, offense characteristics, and recidivism. Sexual Abuse, 31(8), 972-990.

Nelson, Andrea, and Pamela Oliver. (1998). Gender and the Construction of Consent in Child-Adult Sexual Contact: Beyond gender neutrality and male monopoly. Gender & Society, 12(5), October.

Patterson, T., Hobbs, L., McKillop, N., & Burton, K. (2019). Disparities in police proceedings and court sentencing for females versus males who commit sexual offences in New Zealand. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 25(2), 161-176.

Peled, E. (2011). Abused women who abuse their children: A critical review of the literature. Aggression and Violent Behavior 16(4): 325-330.

Peter, T. (2008). Speaking About the Unspeakable: Exploring the Impact of Mother-Daughter Sexual Abuse. Violence Against Women, 14(9): 1033-1053.

Saris, R.N. (1999). Studying the sexual aggression of women: Problem and promises. Journal of Sex Research, 36(3): 312.

Shields, R. T., & Cochran, J. C. (2020). The gender gap in sex offender punishment. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 36(1), 95-118.

Steely, M., & Ten Bensel, T. (2019). Child Sexual Abuse within Educational Settings: A Qualitative Study on Female Teachers Who Sexually Abuse Their Students. Deviant Behavior, 1-14. doi:10.1080/01639625.2019.1624288

Stemple, L., Flores, A., & Meyer, I. H. (2017). Sexual victimization perpetrated by women: Federal data reveal surprising prevalence. Aggression and violent behavior, 34, 302-311. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2016.09.007ten Bensel, T., Gibbs, B. R., & Raptopoulos, K. (2019). The role of childhood victimization on the severity of adult offending among female sex offenders. Victims & Offenders, 14(6), 758-775.

Tozdan, S., Briken, P., & Dekker, A. (2019). Uncovering Female Child Sexual Offenders—Needs and Challenges for Practice and Research. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(3), 401.

Vandiver, Donna M., and Jeffery T. Walker. (2002). Female Sex Offenders: An Overview and Analysis of 40 Cases. Criminal Justice Review, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 284-300, September.

Weinsheimer, C. C., Woiwod, D. M., Coburn, P. I., Chong, K., & Connolly, D. A. (2017). The unusual suspects: Female versus male accused in child sexual abuse cases. Child Abuse & Neglect, 72, 446-455.

Wijkman, M. (2019). Female Incest Offenders. The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime, 1-3.

Wijkman, M., & Bijleveld, C. (2015). Criminal career features of female sexual offenders. Sex Offenders: A criminal career approach, 199.

Wijkman, M., C. Bijleveld, and J. Hendriks. (2010). Women don’t do such things! Characteristics of female sex offenders and offender types. Sex Abuse, Vol. 22 pp 135-156.