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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

The Death Penalty in the 21st Century  

Daniel LaChance

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Feb 2019
The dawn of the 21st century marked a turning point in the history of the American death penalty. Politically, the death penalty seemed vulnerable. A wave of abolitionism not seen since ... 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

Big Data and the Study of Communities and Crime  

Daniel T. O'Brien

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Aug 2018
In recent years, a variety of novel digital data sources, colloquially referred to as “big data,” have taken the popular imagination by storm. These data sources include, but are not ... More

Using Naturalistic Observation to Develop Crime-Control Policies in Nighttime Entertainment Districts  

Monica Perez-Trujillo

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Jul 2018
For the last 20 years, research based on the idea that opportunities for crime are related to specific times and places has informed crime-control policies in nighttime entertainment ... More

The Eurogang Program of Research  

Finn-Aage Esbensen and Cheryl L. Maxson

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Mar 2018
The Eurogang Program of Research is a loosely knit network of researchers and policymakers with an interest in better understanding troublesome youth groups. While the group is guided by a ... More

Covert Ethnography in Criminal Justice and Criminology: The Controversial Tradition of Doing Undercover Fieldwork  

David Calvey

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Feb 2018
The role and value of covert ethnography in the fields of criminal justice and criminology, a controversial and somewhat marginalized tradition due to its association with deception. It is ... More

Place-Based Simulation Modeling: Agent-Based Modeling and Virtual Environments  

Nick Malleson, Alison Heppenstall, and Andrew Crooks

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Jan 2018
Since the earliest geographical explorations of criminal phenomena, scientists have come to the realization that crime occurrences can often be best explained by analysis at local scales. ... More

Using Cognitive Interviews to Guide Questionnaire Construction for Cross-National Crime Surveys  

Stephen Farrall

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Apr 2017
What is a “snowball”? For some, a snowball is a drink made of advocaat and lemonade; for others, a mix of heroin and cocaine injected; for yet others, a handful of packed snow commonly ... More

Experimental Design in the Study of Crime Media and Popular Culture  

Cara Rabe-Hemp and John C. Navarro

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Aug 2016
In the study of crime media and popular culture, researchers have a wide range of research methodologies at their disposal. Each methodology or standardized practice for producing ... More

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