|Statement||edied by J.F. Short.|
|Series||readers in social problems|
Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Major theorists have tended to equate peer-based delinquency and gang delinquency. Acceptance of this assumption hinders theoretical and empirical understanding of deviant youth cultures. Subcultural delinquency involves shared symbols-such as deviant values and speech-as well as behavior that is potentially noticeable by officials. Through the. Gang Delinquency and Delinquent Subcultures [james short] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Delinquent Subcultures: Sociological Interpretations of Gang Delinquency By DAVID J. BORDUA David J. Bordua, Ph.D., Ann Arbor, Michigan, is Assistant Professor in the Depart- ment of Sociology at the University of Michigan. He received his doctorate from Har- vard in and has published on theories of delinquency, authoritarianism, college.
Albert Cohen () stresses the role of subcultures in his explanation of gangs and delinquency in his book on gang culture among delinquent boys. Rejection of middle class values and substitution of contracultural values emphasizing malicious and destructive acts is described as the cause of gang delinquency. Similar to Miller,File Size: 31KB. In a book called The Delinquent Solution: A Study in Subcultural Theory, David Downes notices a couple of flaws with the Theory. One of the more important ones is that there is not one but many subcultures both within and outside the dominant culture, and in each of these subcultures there are either positive forces or negative ones. From inside the book. What people are The Delinquent Solution: A Study in Subcultural Theory boy delinquent gang delinquent subculture deviant differential distinct distribution dominant East End emergence focal concerns gang delinquency goals illegal gambling illegitimate opportunity structure Isle of Dogs juvenile delinquency Larceny. When delinquent subcultures/gangs are established with a different set of values, norms, and beliefs, the type of delinquent gang that develops will depend upon the family in which the youths live and whether they have access to illegitimate opportunity structures.
This book represents an attempt to formulate and to solve certain neglected but crucial problems in understanding delinquency. Abstract: Whether or not using the term "delinquent subculture," many people evoke the concept when attributing delinquent boys' behavior to bad environmental influences. The influence of culture is often taken for granted. Albert Cohen’s work on delinquent subcultures was influenced by Robert Merton and Edwin Sutherland as he was student of both. Cohen draws on Merton’s strain theory as an underlying theory to develop his understanding on delinquent subculture within inner city neighborhoods. Cohen’s text. Based on four years of fieldwork, the book offers detailed coverage of the relationship between delinquency and political economy, linguistic behavior, and peer networks; and new analytic categories for differentiating between adolescent subcultures.?-Adolescence "The book offers a solution to the current crisis in delinquency theory that comes Cited by: DELINQUENT AND CRIMINAL SUBCULTURES Subcultures consist of norms, values, interests—and artifacts associated with them—that are derivative Source for information on Delinquent and Criminal Subcultures: Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice dictionary.