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Developmental Sequences of Girls' Delinquent BehaviorTop  
 Bulletin: Girls Study Group Series, December 2013. Summarizes the findings on developmental patterns of girls' offending from childhood through adolescence. 16 pages. NCJ 238276.
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Causes and Correlates of Girls' DelinquencyTop  
 Bulletin: Girls Study Group Series, April 2010. Provides a summary of the results of a review of more than 1,600 articles and book chapters from scientific literature on individual-level risk factors for delinquency and factors related to family, peers, schools, and communities. Available online only. 20 pages. NCJ 226358.
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Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent GirlsTop  
 Bulletin, April 2010. Provides a comprehensive guide to help juvenile justice practitioners determine which standardized assessment instruments should be used when working with delinquent girls. 12 pages. Available online only. NCJ 226531.
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Resilient Girls--Factors that Protect Against DelinquencyTop  
 Bulletin: Girls Study Group Series, January 2009. Describes how four factors—presence of a caring adult, school connectedness, school success, and religiosity—affect girls’ propensity towards delinquency. Available online only. 16 pages. NCJ 220124.
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Girls Study Group--Charting the Way to Delinquency Prevention for GirlsTop  
 Bulletin: Girls Study Group Series, October 2008. Provides an overview of the Girls Study Group’s research on female juvenile delinquency. The Girls Study Group was created to provide a comprehensive research foundation for understanding and responding to girls’ involvement in delinquency. 8 pages. NCJ 223434.
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Violence by Teenage Girls: Trends and ContextTop  
 Bulletin: Girls Study Group Series, May 2008. Examines the involvement of girls in violent activity (including whether such activity has increased relative to the increase for boys) and the contexts in which girls engage in violent behavior. Available online only. 24 pages. NCJ 218905.
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