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The Eurogang Paradox: Street Gangs and Youth Groups in the..

Unread post by NW10 » June 1st, 2006, 4:26 am

The Eurogang Paradox: Street Gangs and Youth Groups in the US and Europe (2000)

by M.W. Klein (Editor), H.J. Kerner (Editor), C.L. Maxson (Editor), E. Weitekamp (Editor)

find excerpts here ... e&n=283155

Klein has quite a few good books out about gangs. Some of his most recent work has called for gang research, to be more effective, to compare gang members/units/locations etc.. across the world.

He also supports the euro gang definition of street gangs which is "a street gang is any durable street orientated youth group whose own identity includes involvement in illegal activity".

Also he mentions that all other gang characteristics we are accustmed to citing are not definers but descriptors (ethnicity, age, gender, clothing...)

Another item worth looking at is his "Value of Comparisons in Street Gang Research" (Malcolm W. Klein, USC) Journal of Contempory Criminal Justice, Vol 21 No 2 May 2005 pp. 135-152

Hey Alonso, just noticed Klein went to USC, do you know him? And what are your thoughts on his work and adoption of Eurogang definiton?


Unread post by Anonymous20 » July 7th, 2006, 12:55 am

I have been friends with Klein since 1994 when I met him.


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Unread post by Hydro2oo6 » July 30th, 2006, 12:56 am

bet thats a gud read that

it wud burn a hole in ur pocket with the price tho!

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