Institutional Misconduct Among Gang Related and Non-Gang Related Institutionalized Delinquents

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The problems that gang members create within adult correctional facilities continue to receive attention in the literature. Gang members within juvenile institutions have received far less attention from researchers, and misconduct of these juveniles, both serious and non-serious, is relatively unexplored. This study explored the institutional misconduct of 4,309 male delinquents released from the Texas Youth Commission. Youths younger at commitment, those with a higher TYC risk score, and those youths with emotional problems were found more likely to commit both serious and non-serious institutional misconduct, regardless of gang membership. This thesis concludes with suggestions for additional research on gang ... continued below

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Kawucha, Soraya K. December 2006.

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The problems that gang members create within adult correctional facilities continue to receive attention in the literature. Gang members within juvenile institutions have received far less attention from researchers, and misconduct of these juveniles, both serious and non-serious, is relatively unexplored. This study explored the institutional misconduct of 4,309 male delinquents released from the Texas Youth Commission. Youths younger at commitment, those with a higher TYC risk score, and those youths with emotional problems were found more likely to commit both serious and non-serious institutional misconduct, regardless of gang membership. This thesis concludes with suggestions for additional research on gang members within juvenile institutions and the relationship of gang membership to institutional misconduct.

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Kawucha, Soraya K. Institutional Misconduct Among Gang Related and Non-Gang Related Institutionalized Delinquents, thesis, December 2006; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5454/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .