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NCJ Number: 148990 Find in a Library
Author(s): B Cohen
Date Published: 1968
Page Count: 290
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 aimed to examine and compare the patterns of delinquency exhibited by organized gangs and spontaneously formed groups of juveniles in Philadelphia.
Abstract: The data, collected from the Philadelphia Police Department Gang Control Unit, are also used to analyze the careers of gang and group offenders, discuss difference in age of onset of delinquency between gang and group offenders, describe characteristics or positional coordinates of gang and group victims, and investigate variables that reflect some aspects of community response to gang and group delinquency. The chapters deal specifically with subculture symbols and referents, gang and group events, gang and group offenders, 16-year old age cohorts, the extent of gang delinquency, the internecine and delinquent group subculture, and theories of internecine delinquency. 84 tables, 90 references, and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Gangs; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Pennsylvania
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