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    Gangs and Delinquency in Developmental Perspective (Cambridge Studies in Criminology) (Paperback) By (author) Terence P. Thornberry, By (author) Marvin D. Krohn, By (author) Alan J. Lizotte, By (author) Carolyn A. Smith, By (author) Kimberly Tobin

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    DescriptionGang membership has long been understood to have a disruptive influence on adolescent development and to contribute disproportionately to the rate of delinquent crime. The nature of the impact, and the long-term effects on individuals, have not been well understood. This book uses longitudinal data to examine the developmental consequences of gang membership, and its longer term influence on the life course. This longitudinal approach is made possible by data from a study of antisocial behavior, The Rochester Youth Development Study, which followed one thousand adolescents through their early adult years. The subjects include delinquents who were gang members and others who were not, allowing the authors to compare motives, patterns of behavior, and recurring problems with caregivers and the law, education, peer relations, and career paths. The findings indicate that multiple developmental deficits lead to gang membership and that membership leads to an increase in delinquency.


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    Title
    Gangs and Delinquency in Developmental Perspective
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terence P. Thornberry, By (author) Marvin D. Krohn, By (author) Alan J. Lizotte, By (author) Carolyn A. Smith, By (author) Kimberly Tobin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 262
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521891295
    ISBN 10: 0521891299
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJP
    BIC E4L: CRI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000
    DC21: 364.36
    BISAC V2.8: TRU000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    BIC subject category V2: JKVQ2
    DC22: 364.10660974
    LC classification: HV6439.U52 N74 2003
    DC22: 364.1/06/60974789
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: JKVQ2
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    20 b/w illus. 55 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    23 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '... an impressive 16-year investigation into gang membership in Rochester, New York.' Youth & Policy 'I would predict that this book will be cited frequently in future research on gangs, for the authors have provided a rich variety of data on the subject.' Urban Studies
    Table of contents
    1. A life-course orientation to the study of gang membership; 2. Research procedures: the sample and the data; 3. Characteristics of gang members; 4. The antecedents of gang membership; 5. The origins of gang membership; 6. Gangs as a facilitating context for delinquent behavior; 7. Gangs, guns, and crime; 8. Gangs and other law violating youth groups; 9. Long-term consequences of gang membership; 10. Gangs in life-course perspective.