The Eurogang Paradox

Street Gangs and Youth Groups in the U.S. and Europe

  • Malcolm W. Klein
  • Hans-Jürgen Kerner
  • Cheryl L. Maxson
  • Elmar G. M. Weitekamp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xiv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-5
    2. Malcolm W. Klein
      Pages 7-19
    3. Terence P. Thornberry, Pamela K. Porter
      Pages 59-77
    4. Finn Aäge Esbensen, Dana Peterson Lynskey
      Pages 93-114
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-136
    2. Paul Gruter, Peter Versteegh
      Pages 137-143
    3. Alexander Salagaev
      Pages 195-202
    4. Maryse Esterle-Hedibel
      Pages 203-207
    5. Malcolm W. Klein
      Pages 209-213
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-219
    2. Alfred Hakkert, Anton van Wijk, Henk Ferwerda, Ton Eijken
      Pages 221-229
    3. David Huizinga, Karl F. Schumann
      Pages 231-246
    4. Joachim Kersten
      Pages 247-255
    5. Jerzy Sarnecki, Tove Pettersson
      Pages 257-272
    6. Bojan Dekleva
      Pages 273-281
    7. Elmar G. M. Weitekamp
      Pages 309-322
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Malcolm W. Klein, Hans-Jürgen Kerner, Cheryl L. Maxson, Elmar G. M. Weitekamp
      Pages 325-338
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 339-343

About this book


The Eurogang Paradox is the first comprehensive collection of original research reports on the status of street gangs and problematic youth groups in Europe, as well as a set of special, state-of-the-art reports on the current status of American street gang research and its implications for the European gang situation. Seven American papers are joined with reports from England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Holland, Belgium, France, and Slovenia. Summary chapters by the American and European editors provide overviews of the street gang picture: the associated issues and problems of definition, community context, comparative research procedures, and implications for prevention and intervention. Professionals and students will find these papers easy to comprehend yet fully informative on comparative street gang studies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Malcolm W. Klein
    • 1
  • Hans-Jürgen Kerner
    • 2
  • Cheryl L. Maxson
    • 1
  • Elmar G. M. Weitekamp
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of TübingenGermany

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