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Gang Transitions and Transformations in an International Context

Editors: Maxson, Cheryl L., Esbensen, Finn-Aage (Eds.)

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  • Provides a common vocabulary for international, interdisciplinary researchers studying youth gangs
  • Explores reasons for joining and leaving gangs
  • Presents directions for future research in gang intervention and prevention
  • Examines cutting-edge issues in gang research including internet and social media use and fear of crime
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About this book

This unique volume explores why and how youth join and leave gangs, as a lens for exploring intervention and prevention through comparative, international research. The book explores three key questions: how do youth gangs form and how do they change over time? Why do youth join street gangs, and why do they leave? How can we use this knowledge to foster more effective interventions for gang problems? Drawing from research conducted in ten different countries (Belgium, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Venezuela)and a variety of disciplines, sixteen original chapters provide unique insights into: 
1) patterns of gang participation and how it impacts individual behavior
2) individual transitions and their impact on gang transformations
3) fostering gang transition and transformation. 
This work will be of interest to researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice, particularly with an interest in youth gangs, developmental and life-course criminology, criminal careers, and criminal networks, as well as related fields such as sociology, psychology, and comparative law, and public health.​

About the authors

Cheryl Maxson (PhD, University of Southern California) is the Department Chair and Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at University of California, Irvine. She was one of the co-editors of the first Eurogang volume and has co-edited the well-received Modern Gang Reader (all four editions) and is co-author of two other books (both by Oxford University Press).
Finn-Aage Esbensen (PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder) is the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Youth Crime and Violence at University of Missouri - St. Louis and Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He co-edited American Youth Gangs at the Millennium, is co-author of a criminology textbook (the 9th edition will be published in 2015) and is co-author of a research monograph by Temple University Press. Together, the editors have extensive publication records and have been affiliated with the Eurogang Network since its inception, have participated in each of the 15 workshops, and serve on the group’s Steering Committee. They collaborated on the editing of the fourth Eurogang volume, Youth Gangs in International Context, also published by Springer.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Participation in and Transformation of Gangs (and Gang Research) in an International Context: Reflections on the Eurogang Research Program

    Pages 1-11

    Maxson, Cheryl L. (et al.)

  • Street Gang Definitions Across Two US Cities: Eurogang Criteria, Group Identity Characteristics, and Peer Group Involvement in Crime

    Pages 15-32

    Roman, Caterina G. (et al.)

  • Gang Membership and Involvement in Violence among US Adolescents: A Test of Construct Validity

    Pages 33-50

    Melde, Chris (et al.)

  • Fear and Retaliation: Gang Violence in Brussels and Caracas

    Pages 51-63

    Vandenbogaerde, Ellen (et al.)

  • Micro-Place Conditions and Social, Personal, and Situational Control Mechanisms: Testing an Integrated Theory of Gang Membership in Belgium

    Pages 65-94

    Pauwels, Lieven J. R. (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29602-9
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Hardcover $149.99
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Softcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gang Transitions and Transformations in an International Context
Editors
  • Cheryl L. Maxson
  • Finn-Aage Esbensen
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29602-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29602-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29600-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80606-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 314
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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