Hidden Behind the Gunfire: Young Women's Experiences of Gang-Related Violence

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Abstract

This article uses data from a 3-year multisite ethnographic research study of gangs within an English city, to explore the different ways that "gang culture" shapes the victimization experiences and everyday lives of (young) women. Victims of lethal gang violence in Research City are almost exclusively young men, rendering invisible the ways in which gangs have an impact on the lives of women living in neighborhoods with a gang presence. The article also discusses how the adoption of a transdisciplinary approach could be useful in developing a holistic picture of the impact of gang-related violence on the lives of women. © The Author(s) 2012.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-661
Number of pages8
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012