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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

Street Gangs: A Multiple Marginality Perspective  

James Diego Vigil

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May 2019
Poverty is the central reason for the rise of street gangs throughout the contemporary world; poor people live in older, rundown areas and labor in the lowest paid jobs. The framework of ... 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

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

Developmental and Life-Course Perspectives on Gangs  

Molly Buchanan, Elise T. Simonsen, and Marvin D. Krohn

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Feb 2019
With distinct advances since the 1980s, developmental, life-course criminology has expanded to become one of the most prominent subdivisions in the field of criminology, as the knowledge ... More

Interventions for Gang-Affiliated Youth  

Paul Boxer

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Feb 2019
When it comes to helping gang-involved youth, interventionists are faced with a significant primary challenge: Must youth leave their gangs before receiving treatment? Or can treatment ... More

Prevalence of Gangs in the U.S.: Measurement Approaches and Findings From Police Data  

Arlen Egley, Jr.

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Feb 2019
Street gang activity has garnered academic and public attention for many decades. Compared with other youth groups, street gangs contribute disproportionately to crime and violence, though ... More

Race, Ethnicity, and Street Gang Involvement in an American Context  

Adrienne Freng

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Feb 2019
Race and ethnicity represent a pivotal issue in almost any conversation regarding gang members. These two concepts have been invariably linked in both research and the larger social world. ... 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

Gang Joining  

James A. Densley

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Aug 2018
This article examines the who, what, where, when, why, and how of gang joining. The question of what youth join when they join gangs speaks to the contested nature of gang definitions and ... More

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