Meeting with an adolescent girl in juvenile justice system, leads us to investigate the interweaving of endured violence and enacted violence and the ways they are repeated. After exploring the registers in which repetition occurs, we try to conceive of the outcome of thwarted motions. The act and its straying into violence may then be understood as the feminine going astray. We will conclude with some thoughts about the treatment of such issues.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 147-158.