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Marginalized Youth: Gangs Part 2.docx

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University of Guelph
SOC 3710
Bill O' Grady

Feb 7 Gangs Part II Female Gangs Mostly comes from the US New York City Ann Campbell oFocuses on Hispanic gangs oFemale gangs are not new that have been around since the early 1800s oThree main types of gangs Independent gangsAll female tend to be less powerful and violent than male gangs there is a bit of conflict between other female gangsCoed gangsBoth female and male both hold equal powerAuxiliary gangsPredominately male females on the side doing a variety of things most common male gang members will use the females to hold and move the drugs and guns for them females are used as sexual favors often used as drug mules reason they do this is because females raise less suspicion Very few rivalries between female vs male gangs Who are these girls involved in gangs oNot working class girl oTanner Talked about the profile of a female gang memberGirls from the most deprived racialized and disadvantaged segments of the population not many legitimate accesses to jobs school drop outs most of their work is domestic do not have
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