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Spirituality, Religion, and Gang Membership: An Exploratory Analysis

Abstract Gangs present a wide array of consequences, both for society as a whole and for gang members themselves. Addressing factors that influence gang membership is of critical importance; however, very little research to date has sought to understand the relationship between spirituality, religion, and gang membership, instead focusing on general deviance. The goal of the present study is to bridge this gap by addressing two research questions: 1. what is the relationship between spirituality and gang membership? And 2. what is the relationship between formal religious participation and gang membership? In order to answer these questions, the current study utilizes Pathways to Desistance, a longitudinal study of adjudicated youth and young adults... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Loomis, Katelyn (Author) / Decker, Scott H (Advisor) / Sweeten, Gary (Committee member) / Young, Jacob TN (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Religion / Spirituality / Gang / Religion / Spirituality
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 65 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Criminology and Criminal Justice 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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