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Mexican American Girls and Gang Violence: Beyond Risk
This book focuses on the vulnerability of beyond-risk young females connected to male street-based youth gangs involved in violence, drug use, crime and sexual behavior. Special attention is given to partner violence experienced by these girls embedded in Mexican American communities with persistent poverty and weak community institutions. Unlike other studies on gang girl ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published May 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 9th 2007)
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Granted, filled with dry, boring, sociology-talk and statistics, but overall very informative about high risk females. I learned that the difference between my high school friends and these girls purely comes down to having options.