Studying Youth Gangs

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James F. Short, Lorine A. Hughes
Rowman Altamira, 2006 - Всего страниц: 288
In this absorbing new collection, Short and Hughes and their distinguished coauthors investigate why and how we study youth gangs. Over the last half-century of research by criminologists, sociologists, and gang experts, investigations of gang behavior have become increasingly specialized and isolated from studies of delinquency and deviance. The authors challenge popular and inaccurate definitions of gangs vs. non-gang youth groups, and show how the amazing diversity of gangs_both domestic and international_demands more rigorous study. This book stimulates thinking about valid methods of defining and interpreting gang behavior, in order to better understand delinquent and criminal behaviors, and their control. It is an ideal text for criminal justice, sociology, and social work courses, and a resource for law enforcement, probation and parole practitioners, and public defenders.

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Why Study Gangs? An Intellectual Journey
1
Are Gang Studies Dangerous? Youth Violence Local Context and the Problem of Reification
15
Studying Youth Gangs The Importance of Context
37
The Gang Facilitation Effect and Neighborhood Risk Do Gangs Have a Stronger Influence on Delinquency in Disadvantaged Areas?
47
Neighborhood Effects on Street Gang Behavior
63
Youth Gang Social Dynamics and Social Network Analysis Applying Degree Centrality Measures to Assess the Nature of Gang Boundaries
85
Social Network Analysis and Gang Research Theory and Methods
99
A Public Health Model for Studying Youth Gangs
117
Youth Gang Research in Australia
161
The Global Impact of Gangs
181
Gang Membership and Community Corrections Populations Characteristics and Recidivism Rates Relative to Other Offenders
193
The Comprehensive Communitywide Gang Program Model Success and Failure
203
Moving Gang Research Forward
225
References
239
Index
269
About the Contributors
283

The Value of Comparisons in Street Gang Research
129
Hate Groups or Street Gangs? The Emergence of Racist Skinheads
145

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