International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Assessing the Differential Impact of Ethnicity on Gang Vulnerability among African American Males and Females
Jessica S. Davis Ganao, Danielle Brown

Research on African American male and female delinquents is often aggregated, which means differences between these two groups are often not detected. However, African American males and females often have very different lived experiences, which is influenced by culture. Even individuals that are part of the same household can experience life differently, which might impact the prevalence and incidence of delinquency among African American males and females. Related to this, is the extent to which ethnicity mediates behavior for African American youth. Therefore, the purpose of this study is two-fold, the first, is to determine the differential impact of gender in understanding gang vulnerability for African American males and females. The second purpose of this study, is to assess the role of ethnicity in understanding gang vulnerability for African Americans in general and then by gender. Implications for further research are discussed.

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