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CRJS 4103 Drugs, Gangs, and Organized Crime: Welcome & Course Readings

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CRJS 4103 Course Readings

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Ball, R. A., & Curry, G. D. (1995). The logic of definition in criminology: Purposes and methods for defining “gangs.” Criminology, 33(2), 225–245. doi:10.1111/j.1745-9125.1995.tb01177.x 

Braga, A. A., Hureau, D. M., & Papachristos, A. V. (2014). Deterring gang-involved gun violence: Measuring the impact of Boston’s Operation Ceasefire on street gang behavior. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 30(1), 113–139. doi:10.1007/s10940-013-9198-x 

Coughlin, B. C., & Venkatesh, S. A. (2003). The urban street gang after 1970. Annual Review of Sociology, 29, 41–64. doi:10.1146/annurev.soc.29.101602.130751 

Dong, B., & Krohn, M. D. (2016). Escape from violence: What reduces the enduring consequences of adolescent gang affiliation? Journal of Criminal Justice, 47, 41–50. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2016.07.002 

Fox, K. A. (2017). Gangs, gender, and violent victimization. Victims & Offenders, 12(1), 43–70. doi:10.1080/15564886.2014.989557 

Hagan, F. E. (2006). “Organized Crime” and “organized crime”: Indeterminate problems of definition. Trends in Organized Crime, 9(4), 127–137. doi:10.1007/s12117-006-1017-4 

Harbeck, K. M. (2017). Crime theory: Organized crime. In Salem Press encyclopedia. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press.

Jennings-Bey, T., Lane, S. D., Rubinstein, R. A., Bergen-Cico, D., Haygood-El, A., Hudson, H., . . . Fowler, F. L. (2015). The trauma response team: A community intervention for gang violence. Journal of Urban Health, 92(5), 947–954. doi:10.1007/s11524-015-9978-8 

Kirby, S., & Snow, N. (2016). Praxis and the disruption of organized crime groups. Trends in Organized Crime, 19(2), 111–124. doi:10.1007/s12117-016-9269-0 

Knox, J. (2015). Intelligence operations in U.S. organized crime rings. Global Security Studies, 6(1), 26–34.

Pyrooz, D. C., Decker, S. H., & Fleisher, M. (2011). From the street to the prison, from the prison to the street: Understanding and responding to prison gangs. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 3(1), 12–24. doi:10.5042/jacpr.2011.0018 

Pyrooz, D. C., Decker, S. H., & Moule, R. K., Jr. (2015). Criminal and routine activities in online settings: Gangs, offenders, and the Internet. Justice Quarterly, 32(3), 471–499. doi:10.1080/07418825.2013.778326 

Pyrooz, D. C., LaFree, G., Decker, S. H., & James, P. A. (2018). Cut from the same cloth? A comparative study of domestic extremists and gang members in the United States. Justice Quarterly, 35(1), 1–32. doi:10.1080/07418825.2017.1311357 

Roelofse, C. (2015). Encroachment: A theoretical explanation of organized crime, business and governance. Internal Security, 7(1), 123–141. doi:10.5604/20805268.1192774

Smith, R. G. (2014). Responding to organised crime through intervention in recruitment pathways. Trends & Issues in Crime & Criminal Justice, 473, 1–9.

Zubrzycki, W. (2015). Similarities and differences between organized crime and terrorism. Internal Security, 7(2), 53–70. doi:10.5604/20805268.1212112 

Other Readings

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