Risk Factor Handout
... Risk indicators and factors for identifying at-risk youths for gang membership include individual risk factors, family risk factors, school risk factors, peer group risk factors, and community risk factors.
Individual Risk Factors
Individual risk factors include conduct disorders such as drug use (Thornberry et al., 2003 as cited in Wyrick and Howell, 2004), delinquency (Thornberry et al., 2003 as cited in Wyrick and Howell, 2004), early dating (Wyrick and Howell, 2004), and precocious sexual activity (Wyrick and Howell, 2004), early violence, antisocial beliefs, early drinking, externalizing behaviors, and poor refusal skills (Hill et al., 2001). Individual risk factors also include circumstance...