Detailed and comprehensive, this volume presents authoritative discussions by leading scholars on issues surrounding serious and violent juvenile offenders. This population is responsible for a disproportionate percentage of all crime and poses the greatest challenge to juvenile justice policymakers. This volume integrates knowledge about risk and protective prevention programs, so that conclusions from each area can inform the other.

Membership in Youth Gangs and Involvement in Serious and Violent Offending

Membership in youth gangs and involvement in serious and violent offending
Terence P.Thornberry

Since the earliest days of gang research, such as Thrasher's (1927/1963) classic study of 1,313 gangs in Chicago, scholars have noted the tremendously ...

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