This book presents the life stories of nine boys to examine the differential use of violence as a resource for "doing masculinity" in specific situations and circumstances thus helping us understand the highly gendered ratio of crime in industrialized societies as well as national tragedies.
1. Introduction 2. Sam 3. Hugh 4. From Predisposition to Violent Event Family, School, and Violent Predispositions 5. Jerry 6. Nonviolence and Social Change Violent Versus Nonviolent Boys