Getting Mad wi’ it’: Risk-seeking by Young Women

Published: November 2008

This chapter draws upon data from a recent ESRC-funded project exploring young women’s violent behaviour. Challenging conceptions of risk that focus solely on women’s risk avoidance, the data point to the positive contribution risk-seeking behaviour can have in terms of young women’s sense of self and self-efficacy.

Authors / Editors

Dr Susan Batchelor

University of Glasgow

Research Themes

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice