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Gang involvement: Social and environmental factors

Alleyne, Emma, Wood, Jane L. (2011) Gang involvement: Social and environmental factors. Crime and Delinquency, . (doi:10.1177/0011128711398029) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This study examines some of the individual, social, and environmental factors that differentiate gang-involved youth (both gang members and peripheral youth) and non-gang youth in a British setting. We found that gang-involved youth were more likely than non-gang youth to be older, and individual delinquency and neighborhood gangs predicted gang involvement. Using structural equation modelling we examined the relationships between social/environmental factors and gang involvement. As a result, we found that parental management, deviant peer pressure, and commitment to school had indirect relationships with gang involvement. These findings are discussed as they highlight a need to address the mechanisms in which protective and risk factors function collectively.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0011128711398029
Additional information: Published online February 2011.
Uncontrolled keywords: gangs, delinquency, delinquent peers, parental management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Jane Wood
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2013 17:29 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34872 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Alleyne, Emma: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4335-7176
Wood, Jane L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4173-410X
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