Delinquent boys: the culture of the gang
The central idea of this book is that the widespread "crisis" of juvenile delinquency can be grappled with only if one first understands delinquency as a persistent subculture that is traditional in certain neighborhoods of our cities.
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Facts the Theory Must Fit
A General Theory of Subcultures
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