Behavior, Human Capital and the Formation of Gangs

Date
2010-11
Authors
Dnes, Antony William
Garoupa, Nuno
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KYKLOS
Abstract
In this paper, we examine the street gang as a special case of the dysfunctional social group, the members of which are often regarded as exhibiting apparently irrational behavior. Individuals in this setting have nuisance value for the rest of society and engage in considerable risk taking for the benefit of the group. We focus on the formation of street gangs but do indicate possible extensions of our analysis to other gang-like groups, which could include collusive business interests, terrorist cells, and even sports hooligans.
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Street gangs, Irrational behavior, Human capital
Citation
Dnes, Antony W. and Nuno Garoupa. "Behavior, Human Capital and the Formation of Gangs." KYKLOS, no. 4, 2010, p. 517. EBSCOhost, https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=shib&db=bth&AN=54451463&site=eds-live&scope=site&custid=s5615486
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