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Lethal Violence: A Global View on Homicide  

Dietrich Oberwittler

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Aug 2019
As the most serious crime, homicide is both relevant and suitable for cross-national comparisons. The global homicide rate of ca. 6 per 100,000 people is an average of hugely diverging ... More

Social Networks in Gangs  

Christian L. Bolden and Reneé Lamphere

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Aug 2019
Social networks in gangs refers to both a theoretical and methodological framework. Research within this perspective challenges the idea of gangs as organized hierarchies, suggesting ... More

Gangs and Social Media  

David C. Pyrooz and Richard K. Moule, Jr.

It was once presumed that costs of Internet adoption were too great for gang members to absorb. They lacked the financial resources to access the Internet or the technological know-how to ... More

Gangs and Violence  

Haley Bullard and Shannon Reid

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Apr 2019
Much of the ongoing concern about the presence of gangs and gang members in the community has to do with the association between street gangs and violence. Decades of research on street ... More

Reentry Processes in the United States  

James M. Binnall and Maryanne Alderson

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Apr 2019
Reentry is the process of ending a period of incarceration, leaving jail or prison, and returning to society. Not to be confused with reintegration or recidivism, reentry is not a measure ... More

Anomie Theory  

Jón Gunnar Bernburg

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Mar 2019
Originating in the tradition of classical sociology (Durkheim, Merton), anomie theory posits how broad social conditions influence deviant behavior and crime. The French sociologist Émile ... More

Group Processes Within Gangs  

Timothy R. Lauger

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Mar 2019
Street gangs are, by definition, social groups that contain patterns of interactions between gang members, associates, and other gangs in their social environment. The structure and ... More

Biosocial Theories in Criminology  

Jessica Wells and Anthony Walsh

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Feb 2019
While the roots of criminology largely lie in sociological explanations for crime and delinquency, a resurgence has begun wherein human behavior is explained as a product of both ... More

The Characteristics of Illegal Markets  

Matías Dewey

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Feb 2019
The phenomenon of illegal markets is pervasive. The circulation of illegal goods and services reaches all social segments, crosses national boundaries, and produces enormous revenues. ... More

The History of Gangs and Gang Research  

Mark S. Fleisher

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Nov 2018
Radical culture change instigated by conflict among diverse cultural groups has had adverse social and psychological effects witnessed by the rise of youth gangs. A close look at the ... More

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