ERIC Number: EJ622452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Perceptions of Risk Factors for Female Gang Involvement among African American and Hispanic Women.
Walker-Barnes, Chanequa J.; Mason, Craig A.
Youth & Society, v32 n3 p303-36 Mar 2001
Female minority students at an urban alternative high school completed interviews regarding perceptions of risk factors for female gang involvement. Peer pressure was the largest influence on female gang involvement. Respondents believed girls might turn to gangs for protection from neighborhood crime, abusive families, and other gangs. Lack of parental warmth and family conflict linked to gang involvement. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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