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NCJ Number: 147854 Find in a Library
Title: INTERACTION PATTERNS AND NORMATIVE STRUCTURE OF A VIOLENT JUVENILE GANG AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT AND ATTENDANCE IN AN INNER CITY
Author(s): N King
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 164
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study attempts to determine some of the factors that cause inner-city youngsters to participate in violent gang conflict and the effect of that participation on school progress. In addition, the author studies the development of viable programs that will help to eliminate the youthful violence and be useful to those who want to succeed in school.
Abstract: In addition to attempting to ascertain the factors that influence violent antisocial behavior by gang members, the author examines the dominant role the school inadvertently plays in influencing these youths in the perpetuation of their violent activities. The purposes of the study are to: (1) determine the norms of a violent juvenile gang in an inner-city community; (2) ascertain how a gang rewards its members for meeting these norms; (3) discover how a gang sanctions its members for not meeting the norms; (4) determine how much control leaders have over members because of the reward system; (5) determine under what conditions gang norms may be violated without sanctions; and (6) explain the relationship of the violent juvenile gang members to school in an inner-city. Footnotes, selected bibliography, appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Criminal Solicitation; Gangs; Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Theory
Note: Pennsylvania State University - doctoral dissertation
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