Life in the Gang: Family, Friends, and Violence

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 28, 1996 - Social Science - 303 pages
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This study is based on three years of field work with ninety-nine active gang members and twenty-four family members. The book describes the attractiveness of gangs, the process of joining, their chaotic and loose organization, and their members' predominant activities--mostly hanging out, drinking, and using drugs--and their rather slapdash involvement in major property crime and drug traffic. Extensive interviews with family members provide groundbreaking insights into the gang members' lives, and the story is told largely in the gang members' own words.
  

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
27
Chapter Three
56
Chapter Four
85
Chapter Five
117
Chapter
144
Chapter Seven
187
Chapter Eight
230
Chapter Nine
261
Notes
281
References
287
Index of Gang Members Relatives and ExMembers
293
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About the author (1996)

Scott Decker is regarded as one the most nationally recognized expert on juvenile issues in the discipline. His work is seminal in the area of gangs and police response; his research in the area forms the backbone of what is known about juvenile crime. His primary focus at this time is his research with the National Institute of Justice. Recent publications include CONFRONTING GANGS: CRIME AND COMMUNITY, (Roxbury).

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