Using data from the Pathways to Desistance Study, this session will explore the psychological and environmental risk factors associated with female gang members in a sample of 28 participants with a mean age of 16.08 (range between 14 and 18 years of age). The presentation will also consider crime patterns of the sample, and the extent to which their offending differs from their non-gang affiliated counterparts. The session will inform those working with young women who are at risk of gang membership, mental health professionals, and those planning targeted interventions for female gang members.
|Publication status||Published - 7 Aug 2019|
|Event||National Gang Crime Research Center Conference - Chicago, United States|
Duration: 4 Aug 2019 → 7 Aug 2019
|Conference||National Gang Crime Research Center Conference|
|Period||4/08/19 → 7/08/19|
ASHTON, SALLY-ANN., & Ioannou, M. (2019). Risk factors and offending behaviours of adolescent female gang members. New research findings. Paper presented at National Gang Crime Research Center Conference , Chicago, United States.