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Mean Streets
Youth Crime and Homelessness

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  • Date Published: December 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521646260

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  • Mean Streets is a field study of young people who have left home and school and are living on the streets of Toronto and Vancouver. This book includes the personal narratives and explanatory accounts, in their own words, of some of the more than four hundred young people who participated in the summer-long study, which featured intensive personal interviews. The study examines why youth take to the streets, their struggles to survive on the street, their victimization and involvement in crime, their associations with other street youth, especially within 'street families', their contacts with the police, and their efforts to leave the street and rejoin conventional society. Major theories of youth crime are analyzed and reappraised in the context of a new social capital theory of crime.

    • Provides detailed attention to new problems of urban street youth
    • Extensive use of detailed narrative field interviews
    • Theoretical innovation in the study of youth crime
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    Awards

    • Winner of the Sunderland Prize of the American Society for Criminology for a lifetime body of work

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    • Date Published: December 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521646260
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 2 maps 39 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Street and school criminologies
    2. Street youth in street settings
    3. Taking to the streets
    4. Adversity and crime on the streets
    5. The streets of two cities
    6. Criminal embeddedness and criminal capital
    7. Street youth in street groups
    8. Street crime amplification
    9. Leaving the street
    10. Street crime redux.

  • Authors

    John Hagan, University of Toronto

    Bill McCarthy, University of Victoria, British Columbia

    Awards

    • Winner of the Sunderland Prize of the American Society for Criminology for a lifetime body of work

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