4103CRIM: Contemporary Issues in Criminology Report: Gangs (Social…
4103CRIM: Contemporary Issues in Criminology Report: Gangs
What is a gang?
Sense of belonging? Family
Difficult to define
Sage Dictionary Defintion
Law and Police Response
No more Excuses 1997
Hug a Hoodie Campaign
Police and CRIME Act 2009
Gangs have been around for years, Teddy Boys, Scuttlers
Social Divisions : Whats Relavant?
Age and Youths
Relies on US research ? it is applicable to the UK
Males - Hegemonic and 'Pack' behaviour"
Class?? What about upper class gangs?
Women in gangs and their role?
Thrasher - US Social Ecology Theory 1927
Albert Cohen 1955 Delinquent Boys
Stan Cohen and Moral Panic
Howard Parker "A View from the Boys"
Hall and Jefferson
Conclusion: Why are there controversies surrounding this issue?
What constitutes as a gang?
Females in gangs
Hidden in plain sight?