Gang involvement: psychological and behavioral characteristics of gang members, peripheral youth, and nongang youth.

  title={Gang involvement: psychological and behavioral characteristics of gang members, peripheral youth, and nongang youth.},
  author={Emma Alleyne and Jane L Wood},
  journal={Aggressive behavior},
  volume={36 6},
Research has noted the existence of a loose and dynamic gang structure. However, the psychological processes that underpin gang membership have only begun to be addressed. This study examined gang members, peripheral youth, and nongang youth across measures of criminal activity, the importance they attach to status, their levels of moral disengagement, their perceptions of out-group threat, and their attitudes toward authority. Of the 798 high school students who participated in this study, 59… CONTINUE READING

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