Gangs and social change

  • MARTÍN SÁNCHEZ-JANKOWSKI
  • Published 2003

Abstract

Extant literature on the subject has usually defined gangs as loose associations of individuals engaged in some type of delinquent or criminal activity. Yet researchers have failed to sociologically differentiate gangs from other types of collective behavior. In contrast, this article understands gangs as organizations influenced by the social structure of… (More)

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