Female Gang Rape

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Female gang members have been around nearly as long as the inception of the first gangs, however they have never been held to the same standard as the male gang members. Female gang members have always been looked down upon and never taken seriously, mostly because they are considered to be inferior to the male members. This can be a very dangerous assumption, because this forces the females to prove their worth and make the point that they too have a place in the gang community. Female gang activity and crime have been on the rise for a while now and so has the severity of the crimes they have and are committing daily. Because of the ruthlessness in the crimes females are committing, I do not see that law enforcement will change their approach, just because the members happen to be female, however, programs may be devised to accommodate female involvements in gangs. In my opinion, the first step to combating the rise of female gang activity, is to identify the signs of potential gang involvement, in the early stages. From my previous readings, I’ve learned that females generally reach out to the gangs because they want to feel like they are part of a family, usually coming from abusive households and broken families, they search out the gangs to find refuge.…show more content…
The goal is to intervene at the individual level with at-risk children, particularly disruptive children. Intervention at the early stages, can alter the youths state of mind and assist with developing curriculum that will be useful to educators and children alike. Gang intervention is key to prevention, offers assistance, and with programs such as G.R.E.A.T, T.A.R.G.E.T, S.A.N.E, and Project YES, we can hopefully help with the troubles these females face in
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