Why are Young Teen Girls Joining Violent Gangs?

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Why are Young Teen Girls Joining Violent Gangs?
Gangs are defined by the police as a group of three or more individuals who wear similar clothing and colors and participate in criminal activity (McAdams, Russell & Walukewicz, 2004). There are about 770,000 people in the United States who belong to 24,500 known gangs with a large number of the gang members being young people (McAdams, Russell & Walukewicz, 2004). The young females are involved in criminal activity and there has been an increase in the involvement of young girls in criminal activity within the past decade. Between 1996 and 2005, girls’ arrest for simple assault increased while boys’ arrest was slightly decreased (U.S. Department of Justice, 2008). According to Kyle...
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