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Female Gang Delinquency

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Many of the research that has been done on gang membership have been concentrated on the male population. The minimal work that has been done on female gang membership is reference to the young women has secondary roles or as sex objects in the gangs. However, women roles in gangs are changing in a steadily pace in which female gang member are committing more serious criminal crime and delinquency. The delinquency has been linked towards both serious and minor forms criminal activity. The delinquent behavior for gang members has been established by many factors in particularly in the neighborhoods one lives in. The neighborhood that female gang members live in has a differently impact and development toward them rather than compared with male…show more content…
Thus, as more girls are getting involved or pressure into gangs because of their neighborhoods or delinquency behavior; there are other factors that are involved increasing the rise of gang membership like: the neighborhood they live, their delinquent behavior, family, victimization, and education however, there are girls that join but resist gang involvement.
According to Leoniek Kroneman, Rolf Loeber, and Alison E. Hipwell (2004) research is looking at four major points and questions for girls on conduct problems and adolescences; which it also focuses on filling the gaps in reviewing neighborhood influences on gender differences in conduct problems and delinquency. The methodology that use was meta-analysis; notably many sources were used in this meta-analysis, but some really stand out. One of the sample that Kromeneman, Loeber, and Hipwell (2004) use was take a sample of 225 girls’ age 11 to 19 years old of African American living in housing projects; which more than half of the girls had admitted that they had attack someone out of rage and displeasure, and addition
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Molidor research was to explore the etiology of female gang participation rather than to examine the women as sex objects or secondary roles as other research has done. The methodology that Molidor use was done using the social work cabin were they were interview and tape recorded; the question that the participants were structure to be view of female juvenile delinquency in macro level, micro level, and exo-level issues. The sample size that was used for this research was 15 female that identified as active gang members of several diverse gangs across Texas and New Mexico. The 15 female gang members were residences in a secure residential treatment facility in Texas. Out of the 15 participants 6 were white, 5 were Hispanic, 3 were African American, and 1 American Indian from ages that range 13 to 17. All the participants had records for criminal behaviors. Molidor findings were one can view this young women as victims. One can see them as victim because they became victims of violence and sexual abuse from parents, relatives, and within their own gangs. Although the young women are victims, but their role in gangs is evolving from sex objects to perpetrators of serious
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