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European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups (Violence Prevention and Policy)

Decker Scott H.

European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups (Violence Prevention and Policy)

by Decker Scott H.

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Published by AltaMira Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social Science,
  • General,
  • Sociology,
  • Criminology,
  • Social Science / Criminology,
  • Gangs,
  • Research,
  • Europe,
  • Juvenile delinquency

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8007445M
    ISBN 100759107920
    ISBN 109780759107922

    European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups: Scott H. Decker & G. David Curry: Forensic Psychology: The Use of Behavioral Science in Civil and Criminal Justice: Henry F. Fradella: Foundations of Criminal Justice (3rd ed.) Stephen S. Owen, . Table of contents for European street gangs and troublesome youth groups / edited by Scott H. Decker and Frank M. Weerman. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

    This is a mantra that will be repeated throughout this book. The ambiguities surrounding what a gang is and what gangs do are precisely why the term is both powerful and predictable in public discourses of disorder and danger. Gangs connote predatory and violent action, usually by groups of young men. This essay provides a critical examination of the definitions and dynamics of youth gangs. Particular attention is given to the identification of gangs (in the context of a wide spectrum of youth group formations) and the nature of gang membership (given that young people engage and affiliate with groups in variable ways).

    His most recent books include European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups (Winner of the American Society of Criminology, Division of International Criminology, Outstanding Distinguished book award, ); Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling: Lessons from the Inside (Temple University Press, , CHOICE Academic Press Book of the Year. In , there were approximately , active street gang members in the United States, according to the National Youth Gang Center. In , the National Gang Intelligence Center of the Federal Bureau of Investigation asserted that "There are approximately million active street, prison, and outlaw gang members comprising more t gangs in the United States.".


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European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups (Violence Prevention and Policy) by Decker Scott H. Download PDF EPUB FB2

European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups, Frank M. Weerman G - Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Series Volume 3 of Violence prevention and policy series: Editors: Scott H.

Decker, Frank M. Weerman: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Rowman Altamira, ISBN. The progress reported in this book is an important next necessary step for the Eurogang research program.

Scott Decker and Frank Weerman and their colleagues are to be congratulated for bringing coherence of definitions, research procedures, and substantive findings about street gangs and other troublesome youth groups.5/5(2). Get this from a library. European street gangs and troublesome youth groups.

[Scott H Decker; Frank M Weerman;] -- Street gangs and other violent criminal groups, including racist groups, exist in European and US cities alike. This volume presents new data on European youth gangs. European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups, edited by Decker and Weerman, comprises a collection of papers written by various researchers who are part of the Eurogang Program of Research, and represents a key development in the criminological study of youth gangs in Europe.

As Klein notes in the Introduction, there is a pressing need Author: Liz Campbell. The progress reported in this book is an important next necessary step for the Eurogang research program. Scott Decker and Frank Weerman and their colleagues are to be congratulated for bringing coherence of definitions, research procedures, and substantive findings about street gangs and other troublesome youth groupsJames Short, Jr., Washington State University5/5(1).

Street gangs and other violent criminal groups, including racist groups, exist in European and US cities alike.

This volume presents new data on European youth gangs, describing important characteristics of these groups, and their similarities and differences to American gangs. European street gangs and troublesome youth groups. by Scott H. Decker and Frank M. Weerman. AltaMira Press pages $ Paperback Violence prevention and policy series HV Street gangs and studies of street gangs have been part of the architecture of American urban and suburban life for decades.

In S. Decker and F. Weerman (eds) European street gangs and troublesome youth groups: Findings from the Eurogang research program, – Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press. Google Scholar.

By consensus, the Eurogang Network eventually settled on this definition: “A street gang (or troublesome youth group corresponding to a street gang elsewhere), is any durable, street-oriented youth group whose involvement in illegal activity is part of its group. Scott H.

Decker is Foundation Professor of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. His most recent books include European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups (edited with Frank Weerman, ), Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling: Lessons from the Inside (), and Criminology and Public Policy: Putting Theory to Work (with.

Elmar Weitekamp, co-author of The Eurogang Paradox: Street Gangs and Youth Groups in the U.S. and Europe (), considers that it is essential to agree on a definition of what constitutes a gang. Like his colleague Marwan Mohammed, Weitekamp considers that the word “gang” conveys a very negative bias.

The Eurogang Paradox is the first comprehensive collection of original research reports on the status of street gangs and problematic youth groups in Europe, as well as a set of special, state-of-the-art reports on the current status of American street gang research and its implications for the European gang situation.

Seven American papers are joined with reports from England, Norway, Sweden. European street gangs and troublesome youth groups: findings from the Eurogang research; Summary Presents data on European youth gangs, describing important characteristics of these groups, and their similarities and differences to American gangs.

Read "European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups" by available from Rakuten Kobo. Although a well-known phenomenon in the U.S., street gangs and other violent and criminal groups_including racist groups Brand: Altamira Press. Get this from a library.

European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups. [Scott H Decker; Frank M Weerman] -- This unique volume by eminent gang researchers presents valuable new data on European youth gangs, describing important characteristics of these groups, and.

TY - BOOK. T1 - European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups. AU - Decker, Scott H. AU - Weerman, Frank. PY - Y1 - M3 - Book. BT - European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups. PB - Alta Mira. CY - San Francisco, CA. ER. This book is the third publication from the Eurogang Network, a cross-national collaboration of researchers (from both North America and Europe) devoted to comparative and multi-national research on youth gangs.

It provides a unique insight into the influence of migration on local gang formation and development, paying particular attention to the importance of ethnicity. His most recent books include European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups (Winner of the American Society of Criminology, Division of International Criminology Outstanding Distinguished Book Award, ), Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling: Lessons from the Inside (, CHOICE Academic Press Book of the Year), and Criminology and Public.

The Eurogang working group consists of leading European and American scholars in the field of research on gangs and troublesome youth groups. Researchers within this network have been working together for more than 15 years to develop and apply a common framework for comparative research, based on standardised methodological instruments and a common research design.

Despite observed differences between characteristics of 'street gangs' in the US and in Europe, we can't deny the existence of juveniles involved in 'troublesome youth group' in European cities. According to The Economist, crime has been falling in most of there is a counter-trend hidden in the numbers.

Christian Pfeiffer, director of the Criminology Research Institute of Lower Saxony in Hannover, suggests that the eastward expansion of the European Union (eight countries joined infollowed by Bulgaria and Romania in ), with full rights of free movement.

European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups: Findings from the Eurogang Research Program. In S. Decker, & F. Weerman (Eds.), European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups (pp. ). Alta Mira.It turns out, however, that comparing street gangs to terrorist organizations is more promising than I had thought originally.

I use the term “street gangs” as defined by Klein () to refer to gangs that include both young adults and juveniles. Leaving either adults or juveniles out of the gang process distorts perceptions of gang crime.