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Item Description Adler, Corey en_US 2011-07-22T00:14:26Z 2011-07-22T00:14:26Z 2007 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 59-63). en_US
dc.description v, 63 leaves, bound 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract In Hawai'i, while juvenile arrests decreased 35.6% from 1993-2003 and serious offenses decreased 47.5% from 1992-2002, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth are shown to be disproportionately involved with the juvenile justice system (Pasko, 2006). Another two-year study in Hawai'i found that Native Hawaiian juveniles comprised 50.5% of incarcerated youth despite Native Hawaiians comprising only 19% ,of the state population, and non-Hawaiian Pacific Islanders comprised 5.9% of incarcerated youth despite making up only 2.4% of the state's population. In this same study, non-Hawaiian Pacific Islanders were three times more likely to be involved in gangs than other incarcerated youth (61.7% vs. 20.5%) (Bradford & Perrone, 2001). When taking gender in to account, Native Hawaiian girls accounted for 45% of circuit court cases, followed by Filipinas (17%), Caucasians (15%) and Samoans (4%) (Pasko, 2006). This study contributes to the small but growing literature on girls' violence in disaggregated Asian I Pacific Islander ethnic groups by examining Hawaiian and Samoan girls' experiences and perceptions of peer fighting. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Sociology; no. 3441 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.title Fighting, self-reliance and being the "Bigger Man" : Native Hawaiian and Samoan girls' experiences and perceptions of peer violence en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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