Why Do Gang Affiliation Does Not Cause Or Encourage Delinquency?

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This does not mean that gang affiliation does not cause or encourage delinquency, in a similar study conducted by Lorine Hughs and James Short , they found that“Gang status also explains nearly all (88.3 %) of the remaining inter-group variability in delinquency. Interestingly, all three measures of unstructured and unsupervised socializing—hanging in the street”…“riding around in cars”…“and attending house or quarter parties”…
“continue to exhibit statistically significant positive effects on delinquency.” These studies are in agreement with the information we have learned this semester in our Criminological Theory class through lecture and reading. In lecture 5 we learned that Routine Activities Theory states that the three elements that create the theory have to come together in space and time (Hinkle 5). In the study Drawve, Grant, Shaun Thomas, and Jeffery Walker found that victimization was higher for those who were out at “indecent times” in poor areas, creating an optimal target for an offender. The study is in agreement with prior findings in research regarding Routine Activities Theory, even when arrest is factored into the equation. The second study that focuses on Routine Activities Theory that I will be discussing is "Street Codes, Routine Activities, Neighborhood Context And Victimization.” by Susan Mcneeley and Pamela Wilcox. “This study seeks to address the inconsistency in the literature regarding the relationship between the code of the street and…

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