One of the Guys

One of the Guys : Girls, Gangs and Gender

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One of the Guys examines the causes, nature, and meaning of female gang involvement. Miller situates the study of female gang membership in the context of current directions in feminist scholarship and current research on both gangs and female criminal offenders. The body of the book draws on interviews from girls in two mid-sized midwestern cities with relatively new gang histories, St. Louis, Missouri and Columbus, Ohio. It discusses how and why girls join gangs, the nature of girls' involvement in gangs (including initiation rituals, gang rules, inter-gang-rivalries, and criminal activities), and how gang involvement shapes girls' participation in delinquency and their risk of victimization, as well as the ways their gender affects this experience.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 282 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 18mm | 559g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 line illustrations
  • 0195130774
  • 9780195130775

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