Studying Youth Gangs

Studying Youth Gangs

by James F. Short Jr.
     
 

This absorbing new collection is an introduction to the study of gangs: how we define them, what we know and don'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,

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This absorbing new collection is an introduction to the study of gangs: how we define them, what we know and don'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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759109391
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
04/27/2006
Series:
Violence Prevention and Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
484,957
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Why Study Gangs? An Intellectual Journey Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Are 'Gang' Studies Dangerous? Youth Violence, Local Context, and the Problem of Reification Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Studying Youth Gangs: The Importance of Context Chapter 5 Chapter 4: The Gang Facilitation Effect and Neighborhood Risk: Do Gangs Have a Stronger Influence on Delinquency in Disadvantaged Areas? Chapter 6 Chapter 5: Neighborhood Effects on Street Gang Behavior Chapter 7 Chapter 6: Youth Gang Social Dynamics and Social Network Analysis: Applying Degree Centrality Measures to Assess the Nature of Gang Boundaries Chapter 8 Chapter 7: Social Network Analysis and Gang Research: Theory and Methods Chapter 9 Chapter 8: A Public Health Model for Studying Youth Gangs Chapter 10 Chapter 9: The Value of Comparisons in Street Gang Research Chapter 11 Chapter 10: Hate Groups or Street Gangs? The Emergence of Racist Skinheads Chapter 12 Chapter 11: Youth Gang Research in Australia Chapter 13 Chapter 12: The Global Impact of Gangs Chapter 14 Chapter 13: Gang Membership and Community Corrections Populations: Characteristics and Recidivism Rates 'Relative' to Other Offenders Chapter 15 Chapter 14: The Comprehensive, Community-wide Gang Program Model: Success and Failure Chapter 16 Chpater 15: Moving Gange Research Forward Chapter 17 References

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