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Urban Institute Releases Report on Social Networks' Influence on Delinquent Behavior

May 25, 2012

The Urban Institute has released, "Social Networks, Delinquency, and Gang Membership: Using a Neighborhood Framework to Examine the Influence of Network Composition and Structure in a Latino Community." The report studied youth living in a high-risk predominately Latino neighborhood in suburban Maryland. It examined how these youth's interpersonal relationships and peer networks shape their social interaction and potential for delinquent behavior, including risk factors for delinquency, violence, and gang membership.

The report is free and available online.

Resources:

Download the report, at www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/412519-Social-Networks-Delinquency-and-Gang-Membership.pdf.

For more information about the report, go to www.urban.org/url.cfm?id=412519&RSSFeed=UI_JusticePolicyCenter.xml.

 

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