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

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

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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

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