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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


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


Race, Real Estate, and the Mexican Mafia: A Report from the Black and Latino Killing Fields

Sam Quinones

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles: Beyond Conflict and Coalition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520275591
eISBN:
9780520956872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275591.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines gang life and drug economy in Los Angeles in the context of racism and racial attitudes. It tells the story of how Latino street gangs with connections to the Mexican Mafia ... More


Intervening in gang-affected neighbourhoods

John Pitts

in Prevention and youth crime: Is early intervention working?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422637
eISBN:
9781447303060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422637.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Violent youth gangs are almost invariably located in economically distressed urban neighbourhoods. Many U.S. studies and recent experience in Europe and the United Kingdom indicate that poor housing, ... More


Brothers Who Could Kill with Words: Language, Literacy, and the Quest for Education in Gang Memoirs

Josephine Metcalf

in The Culture and Politics of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032813
eISBN:
9781617032820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032813.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter discusses how themes of pedagogy are developed in the street gang memoirs. It explains that lack of education acts as a narrative springboard to highlight unequal social interactions in ... More


A Brief History of Living Together

Jan Doering

in Us versus Them: Race, Crime, and Gentrification in Chicago Neighborhoods

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190066574
eISBN:
9780190066611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066574.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 2 establishes the urban context in which the dynamics described in subsequent chapters unfolded. The chapter begins with a description of the prevalence and quality of crime, gang activity, ... More


Violence

Gianni Pirelli

in The Behavioral Science of Firearms: Implications for Mental Health, Law and Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190630430
eISBN:
9780190630454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630430.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

In this chapter, the authors address four areas particularly relevant to understanding important topics related to gun-involved violence. First, they provide a general overview of violence, setting ... More


Dueling Confessions: Revolution in the First Person

Cheryl Mattingly

in Moral Laboratories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520281196
eISBN:
9780520959538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281196.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 8 considers how many competing moral spaces and discourses are brought to bear upon one another in the face of the murder of a child. Here, moral laboratories also become political ... More


A Tale of My Two Cities

Robert D. Crutchfield

in Get a Job: Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, and Crime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717073
eISBN:
9781479829729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717073.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This concluding chapter provides suggestions, speculates on policies that might mitigate the problems described in the previous chapters, and considers new directions for research. It draws from the ... More


The Explosion of Crime in the Global South

Samuel Cohn

in All Societies Die: How to Keep Hope Alive

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755903
eISBN:
9781501755927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755903.003.0031
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter studies the explosion of violent crime in the Global South. It begins by looking at statistics on global homicidal rates provided by the World Population Review. Kidnappings are an even ... More


Confronting the roots of violent behaviour

Anthony Ellis

in Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447332022
eISBN:
9781447332060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332022.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter focuses on confronting violence, by analysing humanity's capacity for ‘evil’. It asserts the importance of confronting a sad truth — the reality that it is currently not possible to ... More


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