Chapter 35: Gender and Victimization Risk among Young Women in Gangs ; Miller

 Three Features of  Gender, Gangs, and Violence :

1. Gangs as Protection and Risk

 2. Gender and Status

 3. Devaluation and Victimization


Chapter 36: International Organized Crime ; Roy Godson and William J. Olson

Four Defining Features of ICOs:

1. The activities must be criminal

2. The criminals must be organized

3. They focus on illegal acts for profit and not a cause

4. Willingness to use violence


Three Characteristics of ICOs:

1. Global Scope of Operations

2. Transnational Links

3. Challenge to Authority


Six Features Aiding the Growth of ICOs:

1. Economics of Production

2. International Ungovernability

3. Immigration Streams

4. Border Porosity

5. Trends in Technology

6. Relative Disorganization of Law Enforcement


Chapter 38: Artificial Love: The Secret Worlds of iDollators; Nancy J. Herman-Kinney, David A. Kinney, Kara Taylor

and Ashley M. Miller

iDollators' Motivations:

1. Sexually Curious

2. Physically Disqualified

3. Rejected and Wary

4. Sad

5. Handicapped

6. Sexually Unfulfilled

7. Fearful

8. Ashamed

iDollators’ Real Doll Functions:

1. Combat their loneliness, sadness, and/or grief

2. Overcome past anxiety

3. Improve self-image

4. Engage in deviant sex

How do the men described here compare to those in the Guys and Dolls documentary we watched?