Chapter 9_Peers and Delinquency

Chapter 9_Peers and Delinquency - Chapter 9: Peers and...

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Chapter 9: Peers and Delinquency What is co-offending? Delinquent acts tend to be committed in small groups rather than alone, a process referred to as co-offending (pg. 289) What are the five independent viewpoints on the impact of peer relationships? Alienation, Peer influence, peer selection, conspirators, outsiders (pg. 290) What is the definition of a gang? Group of youths who collectively engage in delinquent behaviors (pg. 291) Distinguish between gang and group delinquency? Group delinquency consists of a short-lived alliance created to commit a particular crime or violent act, gang delinquency involves long lived institutions that have a distinct structure and organization, including identifiable leadership, division of labor, rules, rituals, and possessions (pg. 291 – 292) Frederick Thrasher is a gang expert who did most of his research in Chicago. He coined a term that is used to describe a juvenile group that fills a social crack and maintains standard group practices. What is this term?
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