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ERIC Number: EJ957858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Life-Course Events, Social Networks, and the Emergence of Violence among Female Gang Members
Fleisher, Mark S.; Krienert, Jessie L.
Journal of Community Psychology, v32 n5 p607-622 Sep 2004
Using data gathered from a multi-year field study, this article identifies specific life-course events shared by gang-affiliated women. Gangs emerge as a cultural adaptation or pro-social community response to poverty and racial isolation. Through the use of a social-network approach, data show that violence dramatically increases in the period between gang affiliation and first pregnancy and decreases with pregnancy and childbirth. Policy recommendations addressing the delivery of services are offered within the context of gang women's personal networks. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois