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Moore (Joan) Papers
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Description
This collection of approximately 28 linear feet of papers represents the background research underlying Dr. Joan Moore's groundbreaking books and research studies. Chief among them are her books: Homeboy: Gangs, Drugs and Prison in the Barrios of Los Angeles (Temple University Press, 1979) and Going Down to the Barrio (Temple University Press, 1992) Both of which are widely respected for their insights into Mexican American gangs. Dr. Moore's "Drug Posses, Gangs and the Underclass in Milwaukee" study focuses on the African American community. Methodologically these studies expand the Chicago School's community research approach by incorporating actual gang members into the research team. More importantly, Dr. Moore's findings have provided important theoretical insights into deviance and social problems.
Background
Dr. Moore has made a major contribution to the social sciences in the area of crime, drugs and gangs. Arguably, no scholar is as widely cited as is Dr. Joan Moore in this field. She has numerous articles, book chapters, and books in this area. Her two books Homeboy: Gangs, Drugs and Prison in the Barrios of Los Angeles (Temple University Press, 1979) and Going Down to the Barrio (Temple University Press, 1992) are widely respected for their insights into Mexican American gangs. Homeboy is considered by many a "classic" in this field. More recently, her "Drug Posses, Gangs and the Underclass in Milwaukee" study focuses on the African American community. Methodologically these studies expand the Chicago School's community research approach by incorporating actual gang members into the research team. More importantly, Dr. Moore's findings have provided important theoretical insights into deviance and social problems.
Extent
28 linear feet
Restrictions
These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.
Availability
Open for research.