Female Membership in the Black-Society Style Criminal Organizations

Shen, Anqi (2016) Female Membership in the Black-Society Style Criminal Organizations. Feminist Criminology, 11 (1). pp. 69-90. ISSN 1557-0851

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From the 1970s onwards, women’s participation in gangs in the mainstream Western social contexts has been increasingly researched. However, the experiences of women in other cultural settings are rarely discussed. This qualitative study focuses on female members of the black-society style criminal organizations (BSSCO) in China. It starts with reviewing literature on female gang membership and on BSSCO so as to locate its discussions in the international criminological framework. This is followed by a methodology section, and then it analyses the empirical findings. This article seeks to provide some theoretical insights into the construction of female criminal membership in broader social contexts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, criminal membership, China, qualitative, comparative
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 11:40
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 13:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/34405

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