Gang involvement and delinquency in a middle school population

G. David Curry, Scott H. Decker, Arlen Egley

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Abstract

The relationship between self-reported gang involvement and self-reported delinquency has been confirmed in a number of studies. However, there have been fewer studies of the relationship between self-reported gang involvement and officially recorded delinquency. This article examines variation in self-reported gang involvement, operationalized as three distinct categories--no involvement, gang involvement but not membership, and gang membership--and its relation to both self-reported and officially recorded delinquency for a population of middle school youths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-292
Number of pages18
JournalJustice Quarterly
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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