assumption that female gangs are less criminal and less common than male gangs

Assumption that female gangs are less criminal and

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assumption that female gangs are less criminal and less common than male gangs (O’Neal, Decker, Moule Jr, & Pyrooz, 2016). While the assumption that they are less common can be quantified, it would be naïve to assume that they are less criminal. Since studies in gang life began to take root in the 1920s, female gangs have continued to receive little documentation and brief mentions (O’Neal et al., 2016). The other reason why female gangs keep on being overlooked is that females are hardly arrested for weapon-related or violence behavior (O’Neal et al., 2016). As a result, researchers focus their studies mostly in cases that they deem more serious. Even in the male dominated gangs, females have for a long time been seen as playing support and auxiliary roles where they assist the male gang members get through with violence without necessarily being an active player. Researchers therefore assume that the focus should be toward the active players hence overlooking female members.
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FEMALE GANG 3 According to Professor Anne Campbell (1984), members of female gangs usually come from poor families. The conflicts and poverty in their families push them to the streets. To get them from the streets and make them transition to prosocial activities would involve family service programs that are designed to fill the void that made them leave in the first place. The other program that would help is after school program that would have activities designed to help the girls feel important and wanted in the community.
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  • Summer '16
  • michael jakait
  • Gang, Criminal Justice and Behavior, female gang, Professor Anne Campbell

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