Criminology Forum: "Unstructured Socializing, Gang Cohesiveness, and Delinquency: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Consequences of a Detached-Worker Program"

Jacob T.N. Young, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University will be the guest speaker.
When Dec 11, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 406 Oswald Tower
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Jacob T.N. Young, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice,
Arizona State University

“Unstructured Socializing, Gang Cohesiveness, and Delinquency: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Consequences of a Detached-Worker Program”

The study examines the effectiveness of a gang intervention program (the Boston Youth Project) designed to restructure adolescent gangs into prosocial groups. Scholars have been skeptical of this approach arguing that it actually increases the cohesiveness of gangs. I examine this claim using longitudinal social network analysis.

Thursday, December 11th

406 Oswald

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

This lecture is co-sponsored by The Justice Center for Research and the Criminology Program of the Department of Sociology & Criminology.