Female gangs

Girls have been active participants in U.S. gangs since the late 19th Century. From this week’s reading determine three (3) reasons why gang research was so slow to notice the active involvement of girls in gangs. Next, do you believe that female gang involvement is increasing or decreasing as a result of increased gang research? Provide support for your response.
Using the Internet and Strayer databases research three (3) instances of serious criminal activity committed by modern-day female gangs. Next, determine whether or not your selected instances were treated the same or different than crimes committed by male gangs. In your response provide one (1) examples for each of your instances supporting whether a crime committed by a female gang was either treated the same or different than the same crime committed by a male gang.