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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is gang violence and psychology.


Six Superlative Sources

· Frederic Thrasher. The Gang: 1313 Gangs in Chicago. 1927. University of Chicago Press.

· Joan Moore. Going Down to the Barrio: Homeboys and Homegirls in Change. 1991. Temple University Press.

· Malcolm Klein. The American Street Gang: Its Nature, Prevalence, and Control. 1995. Oxford University Press.

· John M. Hagedorn. Gang

· Ron Huff, editor. Gangs in America. Vol. 1. 1990. Sage.

· Meda Chesney-Lind and John Hagedorn, editors. Female Gangs in America: Essays on Girls, Gangs, and Gender. 1999. Lake View Press.

Other Excellent Sources

· William F. Whyte. Street Corner Society. 1943. University of Chicago Press.

· Richard Cloward and Lloyd Ohlin. Delinquency and Opportunity. 1960. The Free Press.

· National Youth Gang Center.

· Luis J. Rodriguez. Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. 1994. Simon and Schuster.

· Sudhir A. Venkatesh. "The Social Organization of Street Gang Activity in an Urban Ghetto." 1997. American Journal of Sociology 103(1): 82-111.

· John Hagedorn. People and Folks: Gangs, Crime, and the Underclass in a Rustbelt City. 1998. Lake View Press.

· Diego Vigil. Barrio Gangs. 1988. University of Texas Press.

· Carl Taylor. Dangerous Society. 1989. Michigan State University Press.

· James F. Short and Fred L. Strodtbeck. Group Process and Gang Delinquency. 1965. University of Chicago Press.

· Walter Miller. "Lower Class Culture as a Generating Milieu of Gang Delinquency." 1958. Journal of Social Issues 14: 5-19.

· Irving A. Spergel. The Youth Gang Problem: A Community Approach. 1995. Oxford University Press.

· David Dawley. A Nation of Lords: The Autobiography of the Vice Lords. 1992. Waveland Press.

· Clive Glaser. Bo-Tsotsi: The Youth Gangs of Soweto, 1935-1976. 2000. Heinemann.

· Sanyika Shakur. Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member. 1993. Penguin Books.

· Alex Kotlowitz. There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing up in the Other America. 1991. Anchor Books.

· William J. Chambliss. "The Saints and the Roughnecks." 1973. Society 11(1): 24-31.

· Albert Cohen. Delinquent Boys. 1955. The Free Press.

· Stanley Cohen. Moral Panics and Folk Devils. 1972. MacGibbon and Kee.

· Ruth Horowitz. Honor and the American Dream. 1983. Rutgers University Press.

· Ruth R. Kornhauser. Social Sources of Delinquency: An Appraisal of Analytic Models. 1978. University of Chicago Press.

· Manuel Castells. The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture. Volume 3: End of Millennium. 1998. Blackwell.

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