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Author Fox, Kathleen A
Title Understanding gang membership, crime perpetration, and victimization among jail inmates: A test of self-control and social disorganization theories
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Descript 227 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-07, Section: A, page: 2741
Adviser: Jodi Lane
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2009
While prior research has examined factors related to gang membership and the relationship between gangs and crime perpetration, research on the relationship between gangs and victimization is limited. The present study builds on prior research and examines factors predicting gang membership, crime perpetration, and crime victimization among over 2,000 jail inmates in Florida. In late 2008 and early 2009, I surveyed jail inmates about their experiences with crime, victimization, self-control, and perceptions of neighborhood disorganization. Results indicate that gang members are more likely than non-members to commit crime and be victimized by crime. Low self-control and some social disorganization factors are also associated with gang membership, crime perpetration, and victimization
School code: 0070
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 70-07A
Subject Sociology, General
Sociology, Criminology and Penology
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Alt Author University of Florida
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