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Moving Towards a Quantitative Understanding of Thrasher's Threat-Cohesion Hypothesis

Abstract Frederic Thrasher's early work with youth gangs in Chicago continues to influence contemporary gang research. Thrasher's basic premise, that conflict with outside groups facilitates strong interpersonal ties between adolescents, has yet to undergo quantitative analysis. Using data from Wave II of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health ("Add Health"), this conflict is measured by the aggregate number of juvenile arrests for property and violent crimes in a community. Multivariate regression is conducted to explore the impact of police threat on number of friendship nominations, while logistic regression is conducted to see if police threat is impacting relationship strength between respondent's first male ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Moule Jr, Richard Kenneth (Author) / Katz, Charles M. (Advisor) / Ready, Justin T. (Committee member) / Pratt, Travis C. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / cohesion / gangs / peers / threat
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 68 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Criminology and Criminal Justice 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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