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Chapter 7 Female Gangs & Gang Members
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Introduction Little attention overall has been paid to female criminals. This is particularly true of female street gang members. The stereotyped behaviors of gangs are generally viewed as masculine traits, hence it was presumed that females did not take part in these behaviors
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Female Gang Participation Evidence shows that the number of females involved in gangs has been increasing steadily for years. Research of female gang members generally addressed as auxiliaries of male gangs. In fact, early definitions of gangs - “the spontaneous efforts of boys to create society” - precludes the possibility of female gang members.
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Female Gang Participation Research is further limited by the reality that much of the focus has been by journalist or social workers. John Quicker’s Home Girls Found that boys appreciated the help provided by female members, but felt that gangs are for males Anne Campbell’s The Girls in the Gang
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Chap7-FemaleGangs - Chapter 7 Female Gangs & Gang Members...

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