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Studying Youth Gangs.

Author: James F Jr Short; Lorine A Hughes
Publisher: Lanham : AltaMira Press, 2006.
Series: Violence Prevention and Policy.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Short, James F., Jr.
Studying Youth Gangs.
Lanham : AltaMira Press, ©2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James F Jr Short; Lorine A Hughes
ISBN: 9780759114333 0759114331
OCLC Number: 858230008
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (301 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface James F. Short, Jr., and LorineA. Hughes; Acknowledgments; 1 Why Study Gangs? An Intellectual Journey James F. Short, Jr.; 2 Are ""Gang"" Studies Dangerous? Youth Violence, Local Context, and the Problem of Reification Mercer L. Sullivan; 3 Studying Youth Gangs: The Importance of Context Lorine A. Hughes; 4 The Gang Facilitation Effect and Neighborhood Risk: Do Gangs Have a Stronger Influence on Delinquency in Disadvantaged Areas? Gina Penly Hall, Terence P. Thornberry, and Alan J. Lizotte. 5 Neighborhood Effects on Street Gang Behavior Andrew V. Papachristos and David S. Kirk6 Youth Gang Social Dynamics and Social Network Analysis: Applying Degree Centrality Measures to Assess the Nature of Gang Boundaries Mark S. Fleisher; 7 Social Network Analysis and Gang Research: Theory and Methods Andrew V. Papachristos; 8 A Public Health Model for Studying Youth Gangs Bill Sanders and Stephen E. Lankenau; 9 The Value of Comparisons in Street Gang Research Malcolm W. Klein; 10 Hate Groups or Street Gangs? The Emergence of Racist Skinheads Pete Simi. 11 Youth Gang Research in Australia Rob White12 The Global Impact of Gangs John M. Hagedorn; 13 Gang Membership and Community Corrections Populations: Characteristics and Recidivism Rates Relative to Other Offenders David E. Olson and Brendan D. Dooley; 14 The Comprehensive, Community-wide Gang Program Model: Success and Failure Irving A. Spergel, Kwai Ming Wa, and Rolando Villarreal Sosa; 15 Moving Gang Research Forward James F. Short, Jr., and Lorine A. Hughes; References; Index; About the Contributors.
Series Title: Violence Prevention and Policy.
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