Total sex biased gibberish that denies, “agency ” to impoverished females. Read this NGO sponsored garbage, blaming males, for females problems with sociopathy:
The National Gang Crime Center Conference 2019
I spent a week of my Churchill Fellowship in Chicago. This part of my research trip enabled me to observe local community interventions and also attend the annual National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC) Conference. The conference runs over a four-day period and brings together Academic researchers, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice practitioners, and Community organisations. The connection being that we all work in some capacity with individuals who are associated with gangs. Having the opportunity to present and attend this conference for three consecutive years, I come away having learned about current issues in the prevention and policing of gangs and new gang interventions. Equally importantly, the conference enables attendees to broaden their networks for both research and practice.
Female involvement in gangs
This year I wanted to concentrate on a group that has historically been neglected: female adolescents and young adults who are involved in gangs. When I first decided to concentrate my academic research on gangs, I recall feeling overwhelmed by the volume of research since Thrasher’s 1927 seminal work The Gang: A study of 1,313 gangs in Chicago. When it comes to researching females who are gang involved, there are comparatively fewer studies. I presented an analysis of US data relating to female gang members and was extremely happy to see a number of other presentations at the NCGRC conference that concentrated on supporting adolescents and young women away from gangs.
Females share some of the risk factors that are associated with male gang membership but also present specific risks and also roles within a gang. Like male gang members, females belong to street gangs and are involved in the two dominant : drug dealing and violent offending. Also like their male counterparts, females present different levels of traditional gang embededness (the amount of time an individual spends with a gang and the importance of being a member of that group). However, increasingly it has been shown that young women are becoming involved with criminal networks as accessories through relationships with male gang members