Continuity and Change in Gang Membership and Gang Embeddedness

@inproceedings{Pyrooz2013ContinuityAC,
  title={Continuity and Change in Gang Membership and Gang Embeddedness},
  author={David Cyrus Pyrooz and Gary Sweeten and Alex R. Piquero},
  year={2013}
}
Objectives. Drawing from social network and life-course frameworks, the authors extend Hagan’s concept of criminal embeddedness to embeddedness within gangs. This study explores the relationship between embeddedness in a gang, a type of deviant network, and desistance from gang membership. Method. Data were gathered over a five-year period from 226 adjudicated youth reporting gang membership at the baseline interview. An item response theory model is used to construct gang embeddedness. The… CONTINUE READING

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