Renegade Kids, Suburban Outlaws: From Youth Culture to Delinquency / Edition 1

Renegade Kids, Suburban Outlaws: From Youth Culture to Delinquency / Edition 1

by Wayne S. Wooden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534240127

ISBN-13: 9780534240127

Pub. Date: 08/28/1994

Publisher: Wadsworth

Offering a unique look at subcategories of delinquent youth, primarily suburban youth, Wooden/Blazak use qualitative research strategies to explore how basically good kids can move from the fringes of society to delinquent activities. Accordingly, this text investigates everything from the harmless life of the mall rat to the volatile and dangerous world of

Overview

Offering a unique look at subcategories of delinquent youth, primarily suburban youth, Wooden/Blazak use qualitative research strategies to explore how basically good kids can move from the fringes of society to delinquent activities. Accordingly, this text investigates everything from the harmless life of the mall rat to the volatile and dangerous world of skinheads, Satanists, and tagger crews, as well as the culture in the California Youth Authority. This new edition includes more information about girls and different races, as well as the latest information about group typologies. The author quotes from the popular media to highlight his points and make conceptual material relevant to students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534240127
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
08/28/1994
Series:
The Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordx
1Introduction to the Problem1
At-Risk Kids2
A Generation in Crisis?3
What Is Youth Culture?5
How Does One Study Youth Culture?6
Outline of the Book9
Renegade Kids9
Suburban Outlaws11
Societal Responses and Trends13
2Understanding Why Youth Become Deviant15
Criminological and Sociological Perspectives16
Classic American Delinquency Theories17
British Subcultural Theories19
Gender-Based Theories21
Postmodern Theories23
IRenegade Kids27
3Mall Rats and Life in the Mall29
The Malling of Suburbia29
Shopping 'TilYou Drop30
Delinquency in the Mall31
Social Functions of Malls34
A Day in the Life of a Mall Rat35
4Kicking Back at "Raging High"42
The Fostering of Low Self-Esteem43
High School Bullies45
Social Cliques and Youth Culture46
Clique Structures in Four Suburban High Schools49
The Leaders of the Pack57
5Punks and Anarchy: Changes in the Youth Scene67
A Brief History of Punk68
Parents of Punkers70
Voices From the Fringe73
Letters to the Fanzines80
6Gutter-Punks and the Lure of the Street85
Young and Adrift86
Pierced and Tattooed: Contemporary Youth Styles86
Punk as Universal Rebellion89
IISuburban Outlaws99
7Suburban School Shooters101
The Reality of School Gun Violence102
Increased Fear in Schools105
The Blame Game106
Trying to Understand Suburban School Shootings108
Is Culture the Cause or the Effect?113
8Tagger Crews and Members of the Posse117
Dynamics of Tagging119
The Proliferation of Taggers121
Penalties for Tagging125
9Skinheads: Teenagers and Hate Crimes129
Contemporary Teenage Skinheads131
Recruitment of Teenage Skinheads by Racist Groups144
Skinheads' Rules of Conduct149
Explanations for the Rise of Such Gangs150
10Stoner Gangs and Satanic Youths155
Running with the Home Boys157
White Youth Gangs as Cults158
Profiles of Stoners161
Satanists: Devil's Children?169
Profiles of Satanists171
IIISocietal Responses and Trends185
11Reactions to Youthful Offenders187
The School System Responds189
The Mental Health System Responds194
The Juvenile Justice System Responds196
Reactions of Concerned Citizens200
12Generation Why?: Crisis at the Millennium207
The Politics of Generations208
The Demographics of Youth Culture208
The Growing Influence of the Media215
Final Thoughts218
Appendix AMethodology223
Appendix BTables228
Index236

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