Drug trafficking and gun carrying: a co-occurring phenomenon among urban male youth

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dc.contributor Howell, Rebecca J.
dc.contributor Cassel, Carol A.
dc.contributor.advisor Lo, Celia C.
dc.contributor.author Allen, Andrea Nicole
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T22:20:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T22:20:26Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000024
dc.identifier.other Allen_alatus_0004M_10030
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/531
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study examines an often-observed, but rarely studied, phenomenon of drug trafficking and gun carrying behaviors among urban male youth, as much of social science research so far addresses the two behaviors separately. Attention is directed at delineating the social mechanisms, namely individual-level risk factors (poverty, family, and education), that lead youth to adopt code-related beliefs, which increase risks for engaging in drug trafficking and gun carrying. Results from the multivariate data analysis indicate that race and code-related beliefs are significant predictors of participation in co-occurring behaviors. Additionally, the impact of code-related beliefs on participation in co-occurring behaviors was not found to be different for different racial groups as suggested by Anderson. Little support was found for individual-level risk factors, as a whole, impacting participation in co-occurring behaviors. Implications of the findings are discussed with regard to the impact of racial status, as a risk factor, and code-related beliefs on participation in co-occurring behaviors by urban male youth.
dc.format.extent 66 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Sociology, Criminology and Penology
dc.subject.other Chemistry, Organic
dc.title Drug trafficking and gun carrying: a co-occurring phenomenon among urban male youth
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Criminal Justice
etdms.degree.discipline Criminal Justice
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.S.


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