101186: Female Gangs: A Focus on Research

Juvenile Justice Bulletin

About the Course:

Girls and young women who are at risk for gang involvement deserve our attention and assistance. Female Gangs: A Focus on Research provides a historical and research context that will enable us to better understand this serious societal problem and to determine its solutions.


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Publication Date:

March 2001


Joan Moore; John Hagedorn

About the Authors:

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Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about female gangs. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the history of female gang stereotypes.

  2. Explain the reasons why a female would want to be in a gang.

  3. Describe the delinquency and criminality of female gang members.

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