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Youth gang membership and serious violent victimization: the importance of lifestyles and routine activities.
J Interpers Violence. 2008 Oct; 23(10):1441-64.JI

Abstract

Youth gangs have received substantial scholarly and public attention during the past two decades. Although most of the extant research on youth gang members has focused on their offending behaviors, recent studies have examined the victimization of youth gang members relative to their nongang peers. Gang members generally have been found to be at increased risk of victimization, although the reasons for this relationship have not fully been explored. The current study uses data from a multisite study of youth to explore whether the gang membership-victimization link is mediated by lifestyles and routine activities. In other words, is gang members' involvement in delinquent lifestyles and routine activities a viable explanation for their increased risk of serious violent victimization? Implications of these findings and suggestions for future research and policy are discussed.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18319365

Citation

Taylor, Terrance J., et al. "Youth Gang Membership and Serious Violent Victimization: the Importance of Lifestyles and Routine Activities." Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 23, no. 10, 2008, pp. 1441-64.
Taylor TJ, Freng A, Esbensen FA, et al. Youth gang membership and serious violent victimization: the importance of lifestyles and routine activities. J Interpers Violence. 2008;23(10):1441-64.
Taylor, T. J., Freng, A., Esbensen, F. A., & Peterson, D. (2008). Youth gang membership and serious violent victimization: the importance of lifestyles and routine activities. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23(10), 1441-64. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260508314306
Taylor TJ, et al. Youth Gang Membership and Serious Violent Victimization: the Importance of Lifestyles and Routine Activities. J Interpers Violence. 2008;23(10):1441-64. PubMed PMID: 18319365.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Youth gang membership and serious violent victimization: the importance of lifestyles and routine activities. AU - Taylor,Terrance J, AU - Freng,Adrienne, AU - Esbensen,Finn-Aage, AU - Peterson,Dana, Y1 - 2008/03/04/ PY - 2008/3/6/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/3/6/entrez SP - 1441 EP - 64 JF - Journal of interpersonal violence JO - J Interpers Violence VL - 23 IS - 10 N2 - Youth gangs have received substantial scholarly and public attention during the past two decades. Although most of the extant research on youth gang members has focused on their offending behaviors, recent studies have examined the victimization of youth gang members relative to their nongang peers. Gang members generally have been found to be at increased risk of victimization, although the reasons for this relationship have not fully been explored. The current study uses data from a multisite study of youth to explore whether the gang membership-victimization link is mediated by lifestyles and routine activities. In other words, is gang members' involvement in delinquent lifestyles and routine activities a viable explanation for their increased risk of serious violent victimization? Implications of these findings and suggestions for future research and policy are discussed. SN - 0886-2605 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18319365/Youth_gang_membership_and_serious_violent_victimization:_the_importance_of_lifestyles_and_routine_activities_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0886260508314306?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -