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Gang Membership, Delinquent Peers, and Delinquent Behavior (NCJ 171119) October 1998
OJJDP Youth Gang Series
12 page(s)
Battin-Pearson, S. R., Thornberry, T. P., Hawkins, J. D., Krohn, M. D.
This bulletin describes findings of OJJDP-funded longitudinal research involving juveniles in Seattle, WA, and Rochester, NY., looking at whether gang membership contributes to delinquency more than the influence of associating with delinquent peers.