Life in the Gang: Family, Friends, and Violence
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BeschreibungThis study is based on three years of fieldwork with ninety-nine active gang members and twenty-four family members. Although the book focuses on the individual, organizational, and institutional aspects of gang membership, it also explores gang members' involvement with other school and neighborhood structures.
Inhaltsverzeichnis1. Introduction; 2. 'Are you claiming?': methods of study; 3. 'I'm down with the Bloods, what's up cuz?': individual issues; 4. 'We ain't no worldwide thing or nothing': group membership issues; 5. 'Where you hanging?': minor crime and gang members; 6. 'I love to bang': serious crime by gang members; 7. Gang members and social institutions; 8. Gang members and their families; 9. Responding to gangs: theory and policy; References.
Pressestimmen"...the authors make effective use of direct quotes from subjects as well as limited bar charts to present distributions of characteristics of the youth and their beliefs" Choice
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Criminology Series'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2004
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten