ERIC Number: ED434976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Mean Streets: Youth Crime and Homelessness. Cambridge Criminology Series.
Hagan, John; McCarthy, Bill
This study explores the social worlds of homeless children in two Canadian cities, Toronto and Vancouver, comparing them with the environments of in-home and in-school children from the perspective of the children. Samples of 390 and 482 children were interviewed. The following chapters are included: (1) "Street and School Criminologies"; (2) "Street Youth and Street Settings"; (3) "Taking to the Streets"; (4) "Adversity and Crime on the Street"; (5) "The Streets of Two Cities"; (6) "Criminal Embeddedness and Criminal Capital"; (7) "Street Youth in Street Groups"; (8) "Street Crime Amplification"; (9) "Leaving the Street"; and (10) "Street Criminology Redux." An appendix describes the methodology of the study. (Contains 36 tables, 2 maps, 4 figures, and 268 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Crime, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Urban Youth, Young Adults
Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211 ($54.95). Tel: 800-872-7423 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto); Canada (Vancouver)