Youth Gangs

Examining Social-Ecological Correlates of Youth Gang Entry Among Serious Juvenile Offenders - A Survival Analysis

The current study uses longitudinal social-ecological factors to examine increases in the hazard of gang entry among serious juvenile offenders followed for 7 years during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood.

Are the Risk and Protective Factors Similar for Gang-Involved, Pressured-to-Join, and Non-Gang-Involved Youth? A Social-Ecological Analysis

The aim of our study is to identify subgroups of youth (i.e., current or former gang members, youth who resisted gang membership, and nongang youth) who have experienced multiple levels of risk and protective factors for gang involvement.