New developments and implications for understanding the victimization of gang members

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Despite a long line of research establishing a connection between gang membership and delinquent or criminal behavior, less is known about gang members' exposure to victimization. Among the few published studies that have recently investigated the gangvictimization link, findings are mixed and our understanding of this relationship remains unclear. This study offers a synthesis of the emerging gang-victimization literature by highlighting methodological and theoretical advancements and limitations within the field. Specific recommendations are presented to guide future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1015-1040
Number of pages26
JournalViolence and Victims
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Crime victimization
  • Gang membership
  • Methodology
  • Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Law

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