The present study examines gang membership differences in protective behaviors, moderating effects of ethnicity and victimization on the relation between gang membership and protective behaviors, and moderating effects of ethnicity and protective behaviors on the relation between gang membership and victimization. Using a sample of gang and non-gang prison inmates, results indicate that gang members were more likely to carry a gun and have someone with them for protection when compared to non-gang members. Ethnicity and total victimization history moderated the impact of gang membership on use of protective behaviors.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Clinical Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science