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ERIC Number: ED537424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-2159-5542
Becoming a Gang Member: Youth Life and Gang Youth
Morch, Sven; Andersen, Helle
Online Submission, Psychology Research v2 n9 p506-514 Sep 2012
The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework for understanding the growth in youth gangs and gang behaviour. The paper builds on a youth theory perspective and describes how the social conditions work with or are against the young individual in such a way that gangs seem to be an option or an answer for some young people when faced with today's youth life situation. In this study, it focuses on the development of social vs. societal gangs, and on the late modern challenges of individualised social responsibility and the use of social relations in managing individualisation problems. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Denmark