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Subject: Music

This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

age–crime distribution

age–crime distribution   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Gangs

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Law
Length:
98 words

...distribution Refers to the age of individuals who commit crime within a population. It indicates that crime peaks between the ages of 16 and 20 years old, then declines rapidly. This distribution has been consistent over time in many Western nations. It provides a foundation for the life-course perspective on the initiation, persistence, and desistance from delinquency and crime. Gang membership may impact the age–crime distribution as gang involvement and criminal activities are correlated; the longer individuals are in the gang, the increased...

age–drug distribution

age–drug distribution   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Gangs

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Sociology, Law
Length:
115 words

...distribution Refers to the ages of individuals who use illicit substances within a population. It indicates that such use peaks between 18 and 20 years old and then declines gradually. This distribution has been consistent over time. Gang membership may impact this, as gang involvement and substance use are correlated. For one, the longer individuals are in the gang the more substances they are likely to consume. Second, according to displacement , as gang members desist from involvement in serious criminal behaviours they may increase their...

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