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Deviance et Societe Volume 37, Number 1, 2011-2012

NCJ Number
Deviance et societe Volume: 37 Issue: 1 Dated: March 2013 Pages: 1-125
Dominique Bodin; Stephane Heas; Sophie Javerlhiac; Virginie Gautron; Pauline Raphalen; Emilia Schijman; Jorge Gracia Ibanez; Renee Zauberman; Philippe Robert; Francois Beck; Sophie Nevanen
Date Published
March 2013
125 pages
Summaries in English are provided for five articles in a French-language journal that addresses deviant careers in "hooliganism" (youth gang violence), a new sanction in France that combines job training with sanctions, work status in social housing in Buenos Aires, family violence toward the elderly in Spain, and the measurement of youths' involvement in violence.
The article on "hooliganism" presents seven case studies in which youth have regularly participated in gang violence, left the gang for a period, and then returned to the gang's violent lifestyle. The article on a new type of sanction instituted in France in 2003 mandates participation in job training for minor offenses. The tension between training and judicial aims is discussed. A third article presents findings from field research in a Buenos Aires public housing neighborhood. It concludes that the rule-centered interaction between representatives of the Housing Institute and renters who have no deed of housing ownership perpetuates rental status that is dependent on compliance with arbitrary rules. This tends to stimulate anxiety and a sense of vulnerability among residents. A fourth article presents the findings and methodology of a study of family violence against the elderly in Spain. The study concludes that this is a type of victimization that is hidden, rarely studied, and poorly addressed in Spain's social and domestic-violence prevention policies. The concluding article examines the contribution of public health surveys to knowledge about youth's perpetration of and victimization from violence. Implications are drawn regarding the differences between types of violence covered in public health surveys and traditional victimization surveys. A bibliography accompanies each article.


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