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Contents Preface James F. Short, Jr., and Lorine A. Hughes 1 Why Study Gangs? An Intellectual Journey James F. Short, Jr. 2 Are "Gang" Studies Dangerous? Youth Violence, Local Context, and the Problem of Reification Mercer L. Sullivan 3 Studying Youth Gangs: The Importance of Context Lorine A. Hughes 4 The Gang Facilitation Effect and Neighborhood Risk: Do Gangs Have a Stronger Influence on Delinquency in Disadvantaged Areas? Gina Penly Hall, Terence P. Thornberry, and Alan J. Lizotte 5 Neighborhood Effects on Street Gang Behavior Andrew V. Papachristos and David S. Kirk 6 Youth Gang Social Dynamics and Social Network Analysis: Applying Degree Centrality Measures to Assess the Nature of Gang Boundaries Mark S. Fleisher 7 Social Network Analysis and Gang Research: Theory and Methods Andrew V. Papachristos 8 A Public Health Model for Studying Youth Gangs Bill Sanders and Stephen E. Lankenau 9 The Value of Comparisons in Street Gang Research Malcolm W. Klein 10 Hate Groups or Street Gangs? The Emergence of Racist Skinheads Pete Simi 11 Youth Gang Research in Australia Rob White 12 The Global Impact of Gangs John M. Hagedorn 13 Gang Membership and Community Corrections Populations: Characteristics and Recidivism Rates "Relative" to Other Offenders David E. Olson and Brendan D. Dooley 14 The Comprehensive, Community-wide Gang Program Model: Success and Failure Irving A. Spergel, Kwai Ming Wa, and Rolando Villarreal Sosa 15 Moving Gang Research Forward James F. Short, Jr., and Lorine A. Hughes References Index About the Contributors
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Youth and violence.