soc 3324 chapter 10

soc 3324 chapter 10 - Chapter 10- Juvenile Gangs Gang-...

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Chapter 10- Juvenile Gangs Gang- defined according to the characteristics and attitudes of its membership Peer groups- groups consisting of members who share similar social characteristics (gender, social class) Contemporary gangs- young people in their 20’s -gang members identify with the gang and express through clothing, gestures, gang name Forty Thieves- first youth American gang in New York 1820 Studies of Youth Gangs Thrasher’s Study of Gangs in Chicago 1920’s -Book: The gang Found -most gangs were small, 20 average -age range 11-17 followed by 16-25 -European descent, poor immigrant -all male -violence did not result in death -drug use was not common -began as social click or group play -racketeering and crime activities involved Whyte’s Study of Gangs in Boston 1930’s -Norton street gang “Italian” -during the great depression -Doc was the leader of the gang -absence of females in gang structure -absence of violence -active in local politics and gambling -older than typical gang members more organized
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