Teenage Gang Activity Research Proposal by Jay Writtings LLC

Teenage Gang Activity
A research proposal to examine the different forces that influence teenage gang activity.
# 117861 | 1,155 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 23, 2009 in Sociology (General) , Research Designs (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper proposes a study to examine how teenage gang activity is influenced by three particular factors. It looks at how the first of these factors is the parental status of the individual and whether or not they have a single parent. Following this the paper looks at the factors of location and economic positioning of the neighborhood. The paper concludes that teenage gang activity is a problem which cannot be combated with one solution alone, but only through a considerate survey, accomplished through the interviews and research, which takes into account the many different influences that ultimately result in teenage gang activity.

The Teenage Gang Activity Variables
The Interview Operation
The Sample Population Determination

From the Paper:

"Many crimes, including robbery, burglary, grand larceny, and auto theft, are often motivated by the potential economic benefits. (Kane 190) When one is without money, behavior which will accumulate or gain for the individual money becomes appealing, and the greater the need the greater the willingness to step into illegality. Assault rates were greater in densely populated, poor minority urban areas, which overall had greater levels of residential instability. Assault rates were also greater in zip code areas adjacent to densely populated urban areas. (Gruenwald et. al. 666) This increase in crime due to the location within which one lives is indicative of the clear ties between area of residence and the involvement in crime and teenage gang activity. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • O'Brien, Michael C. "Detention Hearings." 305th District Court, Dallas TX. Retrieved on 23 November 2007, from:
  • Gruenewald, Paul J.; Freisthler, Bridget; Remer, Lillian; LaScala, Elizabeth A.; Treno, Andrew. "" Addiction. 101.5; 2006; pp666-677.
  • Richards, Leslie N.; Schmiege, Cynthia J. "" Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, Special issue: Family diversity. 42.3 (1993): 277-285.
  • Porter, Louise E.; Alison, Laurence J. "." Legal & Criminological Psychology. 11.2; 2006; pp245-265.
  • Kane, Robert J. "" JQ: Justice Quarterly. 23.2; 2006; pp186-213.

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Teenage Gang Activity (2009, December 23) Retrieved July 17, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/teenage-gang-activity-117861/

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"Teenage Gang Activity" 23 December 2009. Web. 17 July. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/teenage-gang-activity-117861/>