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Article: Youth gangs and drugs: The case of marijuana

TitleYouth gangs and drugs: The case of marijuana
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/web/JESA
Citation
Journal Of Ethnicity In Substance Abuse, 2005, v. 4 n. 3-4, p. 99-134 How to Cite?
AbstractWhile the association between drug sales and violence has been a central focus of gang research since the 1980s, the issue of drug use within gangs has been given much less attention. This is especially true in the case of marijuana. This lack of interest is surprising given the extent to which gang members use marijuana. Other than alcohol, marijuana is the most widely used substance in gang life. In examining the culture and role of marijuana in the lives of gang members, we highlight the integration and normalization of recreational drug use within their day-to-day activities and cultural practices. In doing so, we emphasize the similarity of the role of marijuana in gangs to its role in other youth groups. Data for this paper are drawn from the results of an on-going qualitative study of street gangs in the San Francisco Bay Area, in which 383 male gang members from three different ethnic groupings were interviewed. © 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82447
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.564

 

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dc.contributor.authorMacKenzie, Ken_HK
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Gen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJoeLaidler, Ken_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:29:25Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:29:25Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Ethnicity In Substance Abuse, 2005, v. 4 n. 3-4, p. 99-134en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1533-2640en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82447-
dc.description.abstractWhile the association between drug sales and violence has been a central focus of gang research since the 1980s, the issue of drug use within gangs has been given much less attention. This is especially true in the case of marijuana. This lack of interest is surprising given the extent to which gang members use marijuana. Other than alcohol, marijuana is the most widely used substance in gang life. In examining the culture and role of marijuana in the lives of gang members, we highlight the integration and normalization of recreational drug use within their day-to-day activities and cultural practices. In doing so, we emphasize the similarity of the role of marijuana in gangs to its role in other youth groups. Data for this paper are drawn from the results of an on-going qualitative study of street gangs in the San Francisco Bay Area, in which 383 male gang members from three different ethnic groupings were interviewed. © 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/web/JESAen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuseen_HK
dc.rightsJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. Copyright © Haworth Press, Inc.en_HK
dc.titleYouth gangs and drugs: The case of marijuanaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1533-2640&volume=4&spage=99&epage=134&date=2006&atitle=Youth+Gangs+and+Drugs:+The+Case+of+Marijuanaen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLaidler, KA: kjoe@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1300/J233v04n03_05en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid16537330-
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dc.identifier.volume4en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3-4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage99en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK

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