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Gangs as a social subculture. Origins of youth-gang membership. Causes. Sociology of gangs and gang participation. Linkage of youth to violent antisocial or criminal behavior. Gang dynamics. Personal support offered by gang members. Psychosocial and sociocultural theories of Latino gang membership. Cites studies on the subject.
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The purpose of this research is to evaluate reports of studies regarding the origins of youth-gang membership. The research will set forth a general statement of the sociology of gangs as a social subculture and then discuss five accounts of research into the phenomenon of gang participation. Referring to study design and methods researchers used to address and understand the variety of issues that present themselves where youth gangs are concerned, the research will also suggest a way of studying gang membership, including its causes and the content of gang dynamics.
The fact that youth gangs are linked to violent and other antisocial or criminal behavior is a commonplace of modern experience. Examples of school violence in Littleton, Colorado, and Jonesboro, Arkansas, in recent years show that gang membe

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