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Click to edit Master subtitle style   9/8/10 Gender and Victimization Risk  Among Young Women in Gangs Alfredo Penuelas “Freddy” Femi Brown Jeanette Mestaz
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  9/8/10 Gender, Violence, and Victimization  Feminist scholars have brought attention to  patterns of victimization, emphasizing the  relationship of gender inequality and sexual  exploitation to women’s participation in crime. A significant amount of young women in gangs  have a history of being victimized.
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  9/8/10 Common forms of Victimization and  usage of women gang members  Used for sex within the gang Used for prostitution outside of the gang Used for transportation of drugs  Used for transferring information among other  gang members  Used to lure rival gang members  Used as a front line solider “low status”
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  9/8/10 Why do women join gangs Evidence has shown that young women turn to  gangs for several reasons. A way to protect themselves from violence from  family members and non-family member. A way to protect themselves from mistreatment  by the men in their lives.
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