Compared with their male peers, girls commit few delinquent acts. But crimes and misdemeanors are not the only expression of violence and transgression that girls must deal with, either actively or passively. The various forms raise the question of whether certain modes of violent or non-violent transgression are specific to females and how they should be handled by the social welfare and judicial systems. This semiological puzzle is an open field for new research.
Faced with the myriad types of group therapy treatments used with adolescents, the psychoanalytic approach to groups needs reflection on the treatment setting. The article shows that, aside from the therapeutic benefits for patients, groups provide a terrain for important research.
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 1, 9-16.
Revue semestrielle de psychanalyse, psychopathologie et sciences humaines, indexée AERES au listing PsycINFO publiée avec le concours du Centre National du Livre et de l’Université de Paris Diderot Paris 7