Burris-Kitchen, Deborah

Dr. Deborah Burris-Kitchen teaches in the Behavioral Science Department of the University of LaVerne. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Western Michigan.

Female Gang Participation the Role of African- American Women in the Informal Drug Economy and Gang Activities
1997 0-7734-8617-8
This is the only study that looks at female gang members in a small to medium size urban area, noting the lack of all-female gangs, conflicting views on the equal status of females in gender-mixed groups, continuing to investigate the level at which Black females are involved in the informal economy, and the possible time dimension aspects of Merton's innovator.