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Street kids, street drugs, street crime : an examination of drug use and serious delinquency in Miami

Author: James A Inciardi; Ruth Horowitz; Anne E Pottieger
Publisher: Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©1993.
Series: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Inciardi, James A.
Street kids, street drugs, street crime.
Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©1993
(OCoLC)556344905
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James A Inciardi; Ruth Horowitz; Anne E Pottieger
ISBN: 0534192424 9780534192426
OCLC Number: 25632840
Description: xviii, 234 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The Current Youth Crime Crisis --
The Extent of Serious Youth Crime --
Juvenile Justice Crisis Indicators --
The Child Welfare Crisis --
Ch. 2. Delinquency Research and Theory --
The Chicago School and Social Disorganization --
Gang Studies and Social Class --
Self-Report Studies and "Garden-Variety" Delinquency --
Renewed Concern with Serious Offenders --
Ch. 3. Drugs/Crime Connections --
Youth Drug Abuse --
Drug Use and Garden-Variety Delinquency --
Common-Cause "Deviance Syndrome" Theory --
Progression beyond Garden-Variety Delinquency --
Drug/Crime Relationships for Serious Offenders --
Addiction --
The Need for Crime to Pay for Drugs --
Street-Addict Lifestyle and Subculture --
Crime Committed under the Influence of Drugs --
Ch. 4. Studying Serious Delinquency on the Street --
What: Defining Serious Delinquency --
Major Crime and Serious Delinquency --
Minor Crime and Serious Delinquency --
Definition for the New Study --
Where: Study Locations --
Sampling Considerations --
Locations for the New Study --
Who: Sociodemographic Subsamples --
Target Subsamples for Miami --
How: Interviewing Serious Delinquents on the Street --
On the Street --
The Truthfulness and Accuracy of Self-Reports --
A Note about Statistics --
Ch. 5. Teenage Coke Heads, Bandits, and Hustlers --
Drug Involvement --
Drug Use Histories --
Current Drug Use --
Current Drug Use Summary Variables --
Crime Involvement --
Crime Involvement History and the Role of Drug Use --
Current Criminality --
Current Crime Summary Variables --
Ch. 6. Street Kids and Crack Cocaine --
Drug Use and Crack-Business Involvement --
The Drugs/Violence Connection --
Street Kids, Street Crime --
Ch. 7. Street Kids in Straight Worlds --
Lack of Ties to Conventional Life --
Leaving Home --
Dropping Out of School --
Working in a Legal Job --
Social Control Variables and Serious Delinquents --
Family Disadvantage --
Indicators of Social Class --
Family Disadvantage and Serious Delinquency --
Family Impact on Drug/Crime Behaviors --
Family Arguments --
Early Alcohol with an Adult --
Summary: Family Impact on Serious Delinquency --
Serious Delinquents Still in School --
Attitudes: The Unimportance of School --
Behaviors: Cutting School, or Staying and Getting High --
School Reactions: Suspensions/Expulsions --
Conclusion: Serious Delinquents Still in School --
Ch. 8. "Birds of a Feather . . ." But Why? --
Perspectives and Issues --
Partners in Crime --
"Three Best Friends" --
Friends and Partners --
Length of Friendships --
Friends and Behavior Uniformity --
Relative Peer Influence --
Arguments between Friends --
Friends in Treatment and Friends Incarcerated --
Ch. 9. Summary and Implications --
Summary and Highlights --
Drugs and Crime --
The Crack Business --
Implications for Delinquency Theory --
The AIDS/Drugs Connection --
HIV and AIDS --
Prostitution --
Intravenous (IV) Drug Use --
Sex-for-Crack Exchanges --
Policy Implications --
County-Based Intervention Strategies --
The Diversion/Nonintervention Strategy --
The "Get Tough" Strategy --
The "Scared Straight" Strategy --
The Shock Incarceration Strategy --
The Humanitarian/Nurturing Strategy --
The Compulsory Treatment Strategy.
Series Title: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Responsibility: James A. Inciardi, Ruth Horowitz, Anne E. Pottieger.

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