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Predictive Value of Race and Gender on Gang Attitudes Among Young Adults
International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 203-207
Received: Aug. 25, 2016; Accepted: Oct. 16, 2017; Published: Dec. 22, 2017
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Moneque Walker-Pickett, Department of Criminal Justice, Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, USA
Katrina A. Homer-Darg, Department of Criminal Justice, American Inter Continental University, Schaumburg, USA
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While much research has been done on gangs in general, little research exists that has examined the predictors of attitudes toward gangs held by young adult women in micropolitan communities. The researchers conducted a predictive correlational research study to determine the significant predictors of attitudes toward gangs held by small-metropolitan community young adults between the ages of eighteen and 25. Through survey sampling, the researchers found that gender was a significant predictor of attitudes toward gangs within this sample population, and race was also a significant predictor of attitudes. Recommendations for gang prevention and reduction measures are suggested along with recommendations for future research examining attitudes toward gangs.
Gangs, Gang Research, Gang Studies, Gang Attitudes, Gender, Race, Young Adult, Youth
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Moneque Walker-Pickett, Katrina A. Homer-Darg, Predictive Value of Race and Gender on Gang Attitudes Among Young Adults, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2017, pp. 203-207. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20170206.17
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