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The Resource Life in the gang : family, friends and violence, Scott H. Decker, Barrik Van Winkle

Life in the gang : family, friends and violence, Scott H. Decker, Barrik Van Winkle

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Life in the gang : family, friends and violence
Title
Life in the gang
Title remainder
family, friends and violence
Statement of responsibility
Scott H. Decker, Barrik Van Winkle
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study is based on three years of field work with 99 active gang members and 24 family members. The book describes the attractiveness of gangs, the process of joining, their chaotic and loose organisation, and their members' predominant activities - mostly hanging out, drinking, and using drugs. The authors also discuss gang members' rather slapdash involvement in major property crime and their disorganised participation in drug traffic, as well as the often fatal consequences of their violent life-style. Although the book focuses on the individual, organisational, and institutional aspects of gang membership, it also explores gang members' involvement with other school and neighborhood structures. Extensive interviews with family members provide groundbreaking insights into the gang members' lives. As much as possible, however, the story is told in the gang members' own words
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Decker, Scott H
Dewey number
364.1/06/60977866
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6439.U7
LC item number
S723 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Van Winkle, Barrik
Series statement
Cambridge studies in criminology
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  • Gang members
  • Gangs
  • Group identity
  • Juvenile delinquency
Label
Life in the gang : family, friends and violence, Scott H. Decker, Barrik Van Winkle
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139174732
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 303 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521565660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Life in the gang : family, friends and violence, Scott H. Decker, Barrik Van Winkle
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139174732
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 303 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521565660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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