The only difference that the program can have is that programs targeting

The only difference that the program can have is that

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the girls feel important and wanted in the community. The only difference that the program can have is that programs targeting females need to be more family-oriented. Most girls involved in gang activities have never met their fathers and therefore there is a sense of insecurity (Campbell, 1984). They lacked parental affection and only a family-oriented program would set that back. A family-oriented program would ensure that the emotional aspect of wanting acceptance is given. While researchers have made significant steps in understanding the involvement and compositions of female gangs, there remains a lot to be done. Researchers could utilize feminist perspective to explore gender influences and the precipitating factors as far as female gangs are concerned. Additionally, more needs to be researched about how the sex composition of a gang shapes the methods as well as the consequences of leaving a gang.
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FEMALE GANG 4 References Campbell, A. (1984). Girls' talk: the social representation of aggression by female gang members. Criminal justice and behavior , 11 (2), 139-156. Moore, J. W., & Hagedorn, J. (2001). Female gangs: A focus on research . Washington, DC: US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. O’Neal, E. N., Decker, S. H., Moule Jr, R. K., & Pyrooz, D. C. (2016). Girls, gangs, and getting out: Gender differences and similarities in leaving the gang. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice , 14 (1), 43-60.
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