What are peers?

Some articles on peers:

Causes Of Sexual Violence - Gang Rape
... aggressive behaviour among young men has been linked with gang membership and having delinquent peers ... Research also suggests that men with sexually aggressive peers are also much more likely to report coercive or enforced intercourse outside the gang context than men lacking sexually aggressive ...

Famous quotes containing the word peers:

    Some [adolescent] girls are depressed because they have lost their warm, open relationship with their parents. They have loved and been loved by people whom they now must betray to fit into peer culture. Furthermore, they are discouraged by peers from expressing sadness at the loss of family relationships—even to say they are sad is to admit weakness and dependency.
    Mary Pipher (20th century)

    each new victim treads unfalteringly
    The never altered circuit of his fate,
    Bringing twelve peers as witness
    Both to his starry rise and starry fall.
    Robert Graves (1895–1985)

    Passion crashes into obstacles; Reason peers around them.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)