Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Gangs and Delinquency in Developmental Perspective - Cambridge Studies in Criminology (Hardback)
  • Gangs and Delinquency in Developmental Perspective - Cambridge Studies in Criminology (Hardback)
zoom

Gangs and Delinquency in Developmental Perspective - Cambridge Studies in Criminology (Hardback)

(author), (author), (author), (author), (author)
£77.00
Hardback 262 Pages / Published: 13/01/2003
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Gang membership has long been understood to have a disruptive influence on adolescent development and to contribute disproportionately to the rate of delinquent crime. The nature of the impact, and the long-term effects on individuals, have not been well understood. This book uses longitudinal data to examine the developmental consequences of gang membership, and its longer term influence on the life course. This longitudinal approach is made possible by data from a study of antisocial behavior, The Rochester Youth Development Study, which followed one thousand adolescents through their early adult years. The subjects include delinquents who were gang members and others who were not, allowing the authors to compare motives, patterns of behavior, and recurring problems with caregivers and the law, education, peer relations, and career paths. The findings indicate that multiple developmental deficits lead to gang membership and that membership leads to an increase in delinquency.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521814393
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 497 g
Dimensions: 236 x 156 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... an impressive 16-year investigation into gang membership in Rochester, New York.' Youth & Policy
'I would predict that this book will be cited frequently in future research on gangs, for the authors have provided a rich variety of data on the subject.' Urban Studies
"This book makes a major contribution...[and] this study succeeds very well in doing what it set out to do." The Prevention Researcher

You may also be interested in...

Assessment in youth justice
Added to basket
Youth and Crime
Added to basket
£32.99
Paperback
The Lost Boyz
Added to basket
£16.50
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.