Criminal Justice soc354


After watching the video discuss with your classmates the situated culture of the ALKQN.How is this gang organized?Describe the ALKQN empowerment model.
Part 2 answer questions
1.Explain Thomas and Znaniecki’s early work on acculturation and describe Thrasher’s research and attention it pays to the meaning of gangs.?
2.How do Pfohl and Snodgrass explain the Chicago School theories and does funding affect these theories?
3.Explain Robert Merton’s theories of adaptive subcultures (strain theory)? and Described the findings of William F. Whyte’s study on “street corner society”
4.Explain how Richard Clowar and Lloyd Ohlin link gangs to the opportunity structure in a given neighborhood. How does David Matza explain deviance from a naturalist perspective?
5.How does academic anti-humanistic attitudes towards gangs occur?
6.Describe the Chicago School’s focus on social control and explain Toby’s argument for strong containment theory; Hirschi, Yablonsky, Moore and Miller’s theories.
7.Explain the deviant deficit model. Why is there an absence of contradiction when studying gangs?
8.Should the finds of gang behavior in America prevail in other countries? Why is there a presumed need for generalization?
9.How does Jankowski view the underclass-gang relationship? How are gangs quasi-institution?
10.Explain the definition of street organization. How does it differ from orthodox criminology?
11.What is situated resistance?
12.What are situated spaces?
13.How does situated politics work in Chicano youths and black gangs in Chicago?
14.Explain situated crime and violence of gangs. How do short term and long term studies differ?
15.How do government administrations react concerning gangs? Local, national and international perspectives.