Spring 2023 - CRIM 464 D100
Street Gang Patterns and Policies (3)
Class Number: 2232
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
Introduces the theoretical, empirical, and policy issues surrounding street gangs. The state of the current gang problem in Canada, the sociodemographics and motivations of individuals who join gangs the effect of gang membership on delinquency, the nature of violence and victimization, and the challenges of desistance will be discussed. Concludes with an overview of gang control strategies and the available policies.
- Class Attendance & Participation 10%
- Tutorial Notes 40%
- Mid Term Quiz 30%
- Final Quiz 20%
1. McConnell & Symonds. Gangs & You. Symac Publications.
2. Students will be assigned weekly readings from a variety of sources. The readings will be made available on Canvas at the start of the semester.
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