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The Eurogang Paradox : Street Gangs and Youth Groups in the U. S. and Europe :  Street Gangs and Youth Groups in the U. S. and Europe - Malcolm W. Klein

The Eurogang Paradox : Street Gangs and Youth Groups in the U. S. and Europe

Street Gangs and Youth Groups in the U. S. and Europe

By: Malcolm W. Klein (Editor), Hans-Jurgen Kerner (Editor), Cheryl L. Maxson (Editor), Elmar G. M. Weitekamp (Editor)

Hardcover Published: December 2009
ISBN: 9780792366676
Number Of Pages: 341

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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, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Holland, Belgium, France, and Slovenia. Summary chapters by the American and European editors provide overviews of the street gang picture: the associated issues and problems of definition, community context, comparative research procedures, and implications for prevention and intervention. Professionals and students will find these papers easy to comprehend yet fully informative on comparative street gang studies.

Acknowledgementsp. 3
Resolving the Eurogang Paradoxp. 7
The Impact of Organizational Features on Gang Activities and Relationshipsp. 21
Globalizaion, Gangs, and Collaborative Researchp. 41
Advantages of Longitudinal Research Designs in Studying Gang Behaviorp. 59
The Proliferation of Gangs in the United Statesp. 79
Young Gang Members in a School Surveyp. 93
Young Women's Involvement in Gangs in the United States: An Overviewp. 115
Towards a Problem-Oriented Approach to Youth Groups in The Haguep. 137
Crips in Orange: Gangs and Groups in The Netherlandsp. 145
Gangstas or Lager Louts? Working Class Street Gangs in Manchesterp. 153
The Concept of Honor, Conflict and Violent Behavior among Youths in Oslop. 165
Street Gangs and Crime Prevention in Copenhagenp. 175
Patterns of Ethnic Violence in a Frankfurt Street Gangp. 181
Evolution of Delinquent Gangs in Russiap. 195
Youth Gangs in France: A Socio-Ethnographic Approachp. 203
Other Gang Situations in Europep. 209
Group Criminalityp. 221
Gang Membership in Bremen and Denver: Comparative Longitudinal Datap. 231
Groups of Violent Young Males in Germanyp. 247
Criminal Networks in Stockholmp. 257
Gang-Like Groups in Sloveniap. 273
The Group Aspect of Youth Crime and Youth Gangs in Brussels: What We Do Know and Especially What We Don't Knowp. 283
A Proposal for Multi-Site Study of European Gangs and Youth Groupsp. 299
Gangs in Europe: Assessments at the Millenniump. 309
Bridging the American/European Contexts: Interventions, Communities, Youth Groups, and Moral Panicsp. [s.n.]
Editorsp. 325
Contributorsp. 339
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ISBN: 9780792366676
ISBN-10: 0792366670
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 341
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7