Internationalizing the study of gang membership: Validation issues from Latin America

Juan Antonio Rodríguez, Neelie Pérez Santiago, Christopher H. Birkbeck, Freddy Crespo, Solbey Morillo

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a una revistaArtículoInvestigaciónrevisión exhaustiva

1 Cita (Scopus)

Resumen

Developing valid measures of gang membership for self-report surveys is a challenging task in comparative cross-national research. In this article, we use the Venezuelan case to assess the validity of the Eurogang indicators of gang membership. Based on focus groups with adolescents and the results from two sweeps of the International Self-Report Survey of Juvenile Delinquency, we identify problems in the content and construct validities of the Eurogang items. We propose an alternative set of measures for cross-national studies of gang membership, focusing on a group's reputation for violence (or broader criminal behaviour).
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)1 - 20, 
PublicaciónBritish Journal of Criminology
Volumen1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene 2016

Huella dactilar

Latin America
Self Report
Juvenile Delinquency
Focus Groups
Violence
juvenile delinquency
criminality
construct validity
reputation
Group
Research
violence
adolescent
Surveys and Questionnaires
Gangs
Self-report
Criminal Behavior

Citar esto

Rodríguez, Juan Antonio ; Santiago, Neelie Pérez ; Birkbeck, Christopher H. ; Crespo, Freddy ; Morillo, Solbey. / Internationalizing the study of gang membership: Validation issues from Latin America. En: British Journal of Criminology. 2016 ; Vol. 1. pp. 1 - 20, .
@article{a1e18f9b581245fa8c11bb1a15847f51,
title = "Internationalizing the study of gang membership: Validation issues from Latin America",
abstract = "Developing valid measures of gang membership for self-report surveys is a challenging task in comparative cross-national research. In this article, we use the Venezuelan case to assess the validity of the Eurogang indicators of gang membership. Based on focus groups with adolescents and the results from two sweeps of the International Self-Report Survey of Juvenile Delinquency, we identify problems in the content and construct validities of the Eurogang items. We propose an alternative set of measures for cross-national studies of gang membership, focusing on a group's reputation for violence (or broader criminal behaviour).",
author = "Rodr{\'i}guez, {Juan Antonio} and Santiago, {Neelie P{\'e}rez} and Birkbeck, {Christopher H.} and Freddy Crespo and Solbey Morillo",
year = "2016",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1093/bjc/azw058",
language = "American English",
volume = "1",
pages = "1 -- 20, ",
journal = "British Journal of Criminology",
issn = "0007-0955",
publisher = "Oxford University Press",

}

Internationalizing the study of gang membership: Validation issues from Latin America. / Rodríguez, Juan Antonio; Santiago, Neelie Pérez; Birkbeck, Christopher H.; Crespo, Freddy; Morillo, Solbey.

En: British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 1 - 20, .

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a una revistaArtículoInvestigaciónrevisión exhaustiva

TY - JOUR

T1 - Internationalizing the study of gang membership: Validation issues from Latin America

AU - Rodríguez, Juan Antonio

AU - Santiago, Neelie Pérez

AU - Birkbeck, Christopher H.

AU - Crespo, Freddy

AU - Morillo, Solbey

PY - 2016/1/1

Y1 - 2016/1/1

N2 - Developing valid measures of gang membership for self-report surveys is a challenging task in comparative cross-national research. In this article, we use the Venezuelan case to assess the validity of the Eurogang indicators of gang membership. Based on focus groups with adolescents and the results from two sweeps of the International Self-Report Survey of Juvenile Delinquency, we identify problems in the content and construct validities of the Eurogang items. We propose an alternative set of measures for cross-national studies of gang membership, focusing on a group's reputation for violence (or broader criminal behaviour).

AB - Developing valid measures of gang membership for self-report surveys is a challenging task in comparative cross-national research. In this article, we use the Venezuelan case to assess the validity of the Eurogang indicators of gang membership. Based on focus groups with adolescents and the results from two sweeps of the International Self-Report Survey of Juvenile Delinquency, we identify problems in the content and construct validities of the Eurogang items. We propose an alternative set of measures for cross-national studies of gang membership, focusing on a group's reputation for violence (or broader criminal behaviour).

U2 - 10.1093/bjc/azw058

DO - 10.1093/bjc/azw058

M3 - Article

VL - 1

SP - 1 - 20, 

JO - British Journal of Criminology

JF - British Journal of Criminology

SN - 0007-0955

ER -