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Competing for Control
Gangs and the Social Order of Prisons

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  • Date Published: August 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108735742

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  • Pyrooz and Decker pull apart the bars on prison gangs to uncover how they compete for control. While there is much speculation about these gangs, there is little solid research. This book draws on interviews with 802 inmates - half of whom were gang members - in two Texas prisons; one of the largest samples of its kind. Using this data, the authors explore how gangs organize and govern, who joins gangs and how they get out, the dark side of gang activities including misconduct and violence, the ways in which gang membership spills onto the street, and the direct and indirect links between the street and prison gangs. Competing for Control captures the nature of gangs in a time of transition, as prison gangs become more horizontal and their power is diffused across groups. There is no study like this one.

    • Examines the structure of gangs in prison and their role in contraband and control, providing insight into how prison gangs work from the perspective of gang and non-gang members in prison
    • Explores the relationship between prison gangs and gangs on the street to highlight the variety of relationships, their products, and structure
    • Identifies differences between gang and non-gang members along a number of dimensions, including risk factors, health, offending, victimization and prison misconduct
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    • Date Published: August 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108735742
    • length: 310 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 35 b/w illus. 17 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Foundation for the study
    2. Understanding gangs in prison
    3. The LoneStar Project
    4. The characteristics of gang members in prison
    5. The characteristics of gangs in prison
    6. The role of gangs in the social order of prisons
    7. Misconduct and victimization in prison
    8. Joining and avoiding gangs in prison
    9. Continuity and change in prison gang membership
    10. Implications of competing for control.

  • Authors

    David C. Pyrooz, University of Colorado Boulder
    David C. Pyrooz is Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate of the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research interests are in the area of gangs and criminal networks, developmental and life-course criminology, and incarceration and re-entry.

    Scott H. Decker, Arizona State University
    Scott H. Decker is Foundation Professor in the School of Criminology at Arizona State University. His main research interests are in gangs, violence, and active offenders. He is the author of Life in the Gang: Family, Friends and Violence (1996) and Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines (2016).

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