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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Candace K.
Semester
Winter

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Gender and victimization risk among young women in gangs Sociology reading January 11, 2011 Gang involvement exposes youth to victimization risk and it does so in gendered ways One way young women can decrease their risk of being harmed by rival gangs is to not participate in masculine activities such as fighting and committing crime The problem with that though is that they may be seen as lesser members of their groups and might be subject to victimization within their gangs There is strong evidence that delinquent lifestyles are associated with increased risk of victimization Gangs are social groups that are organized around delinquency Participation in gangs has shown to increase youths involvement in crime, especially violent crime Primary targets of this crime are usually other gang members Research shows that young women in gangs have his
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