ERIC Number: EJ563140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Sweet Mothers and Gangbangers: Managing Crime in a Black Middle-Class Neighborhood.
Pattillo, Mary E.
Social Forces, v76 n3 p747-74 Mar 1998
Ethnographic data from a black middle-class Chicago neighborhood indicate that dense social networks fostered by residential stability facilitate informal supervision of neighborhood youth and enhance formal crime-prevention activities. Nevertheless, inclusion of gang members and drug dealers in networks of law-abiding kin and neighbors thwarts efforts to completely eliminate the neighborhood's criminal element. Contains 68 references. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)