Studying Youth Gangs

ISBN-10: 0759109397
ISBN-13: 9780759109391
Edition: 2006
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Description: This absorbing new collection is an introduction to the study of gangs how we define them, what we know and kno't know about gangs. The authors offer both a domestic and international view of processes of delinquency and gang formation and identity.  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 4/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This absorbing new collection is an introduction to the study of gangs how we define them, what we know and kno't know about gangs. The authors offer both a domestic and international view of processes of delinquency and gang formation and identity. It is an ideal text for criminal justice, sociology and social work, and a resource for law enforcement, probation and parole practitioners, and public defenders.

Marvin Krohn is the Associate Dean of the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany.  He was previously on the Executive Council of the American Society of Criminology and was an associate editor for Criminology.  Alan Lizotte is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at SUNY Albany and the Executive Directro of the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center also at SUNY Albany

Preface
Acknowledgments
Why Study Gangs? An Intellectual Journey
Are "Gang" Studies Dangerous? Youth Violence, Local Context, and the Problem of Reification
Studying Youth Gangs: The Importance of Context
The Gang Facilitation Effect and Neighborhood Risk: Do Gangs Have a Stronger Influence on Delinquency in Disadvantaged Areas?
Neighborhood Effects on Street Gang Behavior
Youth Gang Social Dynamics and Social Network Analysis: Applying Degree Centrality Measures to Assess the Nature of Gang Boundaries
Social Network Analysis and Gang Research: Theory and Methods
A Public Health Model for Studying Youth Gangs
The Value of Comparisons in Street Gang Research
Hate Groups or Street Gangs? The Emergence of Racist Skinheads
Youth Gang Research in Australia
The Global Impact of Gangs
Gang Membership and Community Corrections Populations: Characteristics and Recidivism Rates Relative to Other Offenders
The Comprehensive, Community-wide Gang Program Model: Success and Failure
Moving Gang Research Forward
References
Index
About the Contributors

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