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Collective and normative features of gang violence
Gang members engage in a considerable amount of violence. Based on a three-year field study of active gang members in St. Louis, this paper examines five activities in which gang members useExpand
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Armed Robbers in Action: Stickups and Street Culture
One of the most feared crimes among urban dwellers, armed robbery poses a serious risk of injury or death, and presents daunting challenges for law enforcement. Yet little is known about the complexExpand
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Exploring victim-offender relationships in homicide: The role of individual and event characteristics
A feature common to both macro-and micro-level analyses of homicide is the relationship between victims and offenders. Previous research generally conceptualized this relationship as aExpand
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Understanding the Black Box of Gang Organization
This article examines the influence of gang organization on several behavioral measures. Using interview data from juvenile detention facilities in three Arizona sites, this article examines theExpand
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An Overview of the Challenge of Prison Gangs
A persistently disruptive force in correctional facilities is prison gangs. Prison gangs disrupt correctional programming, threaten the safety of inmates and staff, and erode institutional quality ofExpand
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Confronting Gangs: Crime and Community
1. Defining and Measuring the Prevalence of Gangs 2. The Link between Gangs and Delinquency 3. The Gang Experience 4. Gangs, Gang Members, and Drug Sales 5. Female Gang Involvement 6. Gangs andExpand
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Motives and methods for leaving the gang: Understanding the process of gang desistance
This study examined the process of leaving the gang. Gang membership was conceptualized in a life course framework and the motives for why and methods for how one leaves the gang were analyzed.
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Deviant Homicide: A New Look at the Role of Motives and Victim-Offender Relationships
Like all crimes, homicide has a normative character. That is, homicide is characterized by a certain level of social organization that creates routine expectations about the “appropriate” combinationExpand
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A Multilayered Jurisdictional Patchwork: Immigration Federalism in the United States
This paper focuses on the immigration-related demands currently being placed on local police in the United States, and the emergence of what we call a “multilayered jurisdictional patchwork” (MJP) ofExpand
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