Violent behavior of women varies significantly in the public and private domains. Criminal statistics indicate a relatively low proportion of women among violent offenders in the public domain, while in the domestic and/or private domain statistics reflect almost no gender difference in violent behavior. The following paper proposes a dynamic model which draws upon psychological and sociological variables and suggests that the clue for understanding the paradoxical phenomenon lies in the relative importance the domestic domain plays in the woman''s value structure. Among the variables considered were: social learning patterns regarding violent behavior; perception of danger; and the ways in which women express their frustration and/or anger.
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[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Abstract Thirty females, aged 15 to 18 years, 16 of whom had conduct disorder and 14 of whom were normal controls, completed the Iowa Gambling Task, a card game that replicates real-life decision-making.The task involved selecting cards over trials from four decks: two advantageous,and two disadvantageous.The hypotheses were that the controls would have better performance on the task, which is indicated by a higher final score, choosing more cards from