ERIC Number: EJ563502
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Violence and Social Organization in Female Gangs.
Laidler, Karen A. Joe; Hunt, Geoffrey
Social Justice, v24 n4 p148-69 1997
Challenges recent portrayals of the demonic character of female gang members by examining the life histories and social organizations of several different female gangs. Interviews with 65 female gang members from seven groups show that these young women experience potential and actual violence in different violence prone situations. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: "Losing a Generation: Probing the Myths & Reality of Youth & Violence." Journal availability: Social Justice, P.O.Box 40601, San Francisco, CA 94140; e-mail: SocialJust@aol.com. Research supported by Grant ROI-DA06487 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.