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dc.contributor.advisorAdorjan, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHoang, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-30T15:05:32Z
dc.date.available2015-11-20T08:00:34Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-30
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationHoang, M. (2015). Going Legit: An Exploration of Formerly Gang Involved Asians (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/26313en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/2372
dc.description.abstractWhile the entering of a gang has been extensively researched, the exit of one is given little attention. In addition research examining the participation by Asians is scarce. This study utilized interviews to explore how Asians defined, entered, and exited gang involvement. Gang membership was defined in terms of Asian ethnicity, based on the media narratives that portrayed them as the primary offenders in Alberta. Membership was also defined by utilization of tattoos and participation in criminal activities (i.e. drug dealing). Asians in this study were attracted to gangs due the pull factors of financial and social autonomy, which in turn provided them with respect. They were influenced to exit gang involvement based on the culmination of experiences and thoughts surrounding family, death/violence, and imprisonment. The strategies utilized to enable these exits comprised limiting or cutting off contacts, keeping busy with pro-social activities, and tattoo concealment or removal.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectCriminology and Penology
dc.subject.classificationDesistanceen_US
dc.subject.classificationGangsen_US
dc.subject.classificationAsianen_US
dc.titleGoing Legit: An Exploration of Formerly Gang Involved Asians
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/26313
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid3413
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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