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Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America

Robert Brenneman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753840
eISBN:
9780199918836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753840.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Central American transnational youth gangs such as the Mara Salvatrucha and the Eighteenth Street gang promote a hyper-machismo that idealizes violent, risk-prone codes of conduct and lifelong ... More


The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict

Cynthia Franklin, Mary Beth Harris, and Paula Allen-Meares (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370706
eISBN:
9780199893515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Here, readers will find an overview of violence and interpersonal conflict in schools. This Concise Companion covers the types of violence that threaten school and student safety — from bullying to ... More


Gang Prevalence, Proliferation, And Migration

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes and summarizes what is known about the proliferation of street gangs across the country and how that relates to the migration of gang members. It suggests some of the ... More


Gang Crime Patterns

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes and summarizes what is known about gang crime patterns, especially their versatility and the realities of gang violence and involvement in drug trafficking. These patterns have ... More


Multiple goals for gang control programs and policies

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0037
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the various goals of gang programming, with examples to illustrate the differences between individual versus group change; reducing joining versus encouraging desistance; ... More


Individual-level Context: Risk Factors For Joining Gangs

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0026
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter focuses on the individual gang member. It describes and summarizes data on gang joining, the risk and protection factors that relate to joining, and data on different levels of youth ... More


Gang structures and group processes

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0030
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes in some detail research in developing a typology of gang structure and how the results can inform approaches to gang control. It starts by discussing why the understanding of ... More


Community contexts

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0035
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter reviews the current state of knowledge about the community characteristics that foster gang development. In doing so, it recognizes several key issues and limitations within this ... More


A model for policy choices

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0039
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents a heuristic model, which combines elements of the Spergel Model with the data summaries from Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6. The model is then expanded to cover both individual and ... More


Introduction

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's main theme, namely the important patterns that characterize street gangs in contemporary America. It is also a book about important experiments in ... More


 Seeking Refinement

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter offers a critical review of attempts to refine the idea of a Nash equilibrium. It begins by reiterating the arguments against a naïve interpretation of subgame-perfect equilibria using ... More


Six Major Gang Control Programs

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0024
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter takes a close look at some of the largest and most prominent attempts at prevention, intervention, and suppression of gang activities. These include the Illinois attorney general's ... More


¡A-Dios, homies!

Robert Brenneman

in Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753840
eISBN:
9780199918836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753840.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter uses firsthand accounts to understand how gang members who convert or join a church make use of religion to find safety and stability after the gang. According to gang intervention ... More


Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Esther M. K. Cheung

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099777
eISBN:
9789882206953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is about Fruit Chan's film Made in Hong Kong (1997), a tragic coming-of-age story which follows three disillusioned local youths struggling to navigate Hong Kong public housing projects and ... More


Who’s Coming Home?: A Profile of Returning Prisoners

Joan Petersilia

in When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160864
eISBN:
9780199943395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160864.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter provides a profile of returning prisoners and presents data on the demographic and crime profiles of returning prisoners. It discusses race and gender, literacy and education, physical ... More


“There Goes the Neighborhood”: Latino Migrants and Immigration Rumors

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was typical of many working‐class communities in America recently impacted by a rapid increase in the Latino population. Itself made up of the descendants of previous ... More


Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service

Frederic Wakeman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234079
eISBN:
9780520928763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234079.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The most feared man in China, Dai Li, was chief of Chiang Kai-shek's secret service during World War II. This sweeping biography of “China's Himmler”, based on recently opened intelligence archives, ... More


The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System

David Skarbek

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199328499
eISBN:
9780199378890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328499.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book studies the social order of the prison underworld to understand how extralegal institutions form, operate, and evolve. It uses economics to explore the secret world of the convict culture, ... More


Conclusion

Robert Brenneman

in Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753840
eISBN:
9780199918836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753840.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Does evangelical religion provide a hopeful solution to Central America’s struggle with gang violence? Or, is it merely a distraction from the real work of structural reform and economic justice. ... More


Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In the past two decades, many prevention and suppression programs have been initiated on a national and local level to combat street gangs—but what do we really know about them? Why do youths join ... More


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