Gang Delinquency and Families
This paper summarizes the major psychological and sociological thoeries relating to male gang delinquency: Social control, learning and interactional theories, significance of family, function of gangs and intervention and treatment.
# 18763 | 4,725 words | 43 sources | 1991 |
Published on Feb 19, 2003 in Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues) , Sociology (General) , Criminology (General)
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From the Paper:"Gangs and gang violence have been topics of documentaries, television shows, motion pictures, and magazine articles. Academic theorists and researchers expressed considerable concern about the problem in the 1950's and 1960's but showed little interest in solving it in the following decades, so literature on gangs since the early 1960's is sparse.
This paper will summarize the major theoretical concepts related to male gang delinquency with an emphasis on analyzing how theory and research on family treatment of delinquent youths can apply to the gang phenomenon. This is somewhat problematic since the research and theoretical writing on gangs is ... "
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