This study examined the psychological consequences to adolescents' exposure to gang violence in their neighborhood. This descriptive pilot study was conducted through personal interviews of youths from a community center. Five youth participated in interviews. Most were males, living in single parent homes. Three different categories emerged (emotional implications, personal experiences, and activities and socialization). These youth had different experiences with gang violence that affected their emotions. Their personal experiences influenced their socialization with others. Understanding the influence gang violence has on youth 'development necessitates further research.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of Gang Research|
|State||Published - Jun 2009|