Street Crime

Street Crime

by Mike Maguire

Product Details

Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
The International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology Series
Product dimensions:
9.61(w) x 6.65(h) x 2.05(d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Editor's Note
Introduction: From Chicago to Chicano: Shifting Perspectives in Street Crime
1Urban Crime Patterns3
2Social Change and Crime Rate Trends: A Routine Activity Approach13
3Routine Activities and a Subculture of Violence: A Study of Violence on the Street35
4Social Disorganization and Theories of Crime and Delinquency: Problems and Prospects61
5Hot Spots of Predatory Crime: Routine Activities and the Criminology of Place95
6Community Structure and Crime: Testing Social-Disorganization Theory125
7Lower Class Culture as a Generating Milieu of Gang Delinquency157
8Gang Homicide, Delinquency, and Community173
9Them and Us: A Comparison of the Cultural Context of American Gangs and British Subcultures199
10Women in Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs217
11Gangs, Groups, and Delinquency243
12The Role of Juvenile Gangs in Facilitating Delinquent Behavior271
13Heroin Use and Street Crime307
14The Social Organization of Drug Use and Drug Dealing Among Urban Gangs319
15"Crack," Street Gangs, and Violence357
16Heroin Use, Street Crime, and the "Main Hustle": Implications for the Validity of Official Crime Data385
17Chicano Youth Gangs and Crime: The Creation of a Moral Panic403
18Isolation and Stigmatization in the Development of an Underclass: The Case of Chicano Gangs in East Los Angeles433
19Mugging as a Moral Panic: A Question of Proportion445
20The Politicization of Street Crime: The Cedar City Experience461
21"Street" Crime - A View from the Left503
22Youth Gangs: An Essay Review515
23Gangs, Neighborhoods, and Public Policy535
24Youth Gangs and Public Policy549
25Broken Windows563
Name Index573

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