Youth Crime and Youth Culture in the Inner City

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a
acquisitive offences:
associates 66-8, 67 ;
attitudes to 169-71, 180 ;
and cannabis 78 ;
choice of victims 169-71 ;
and masculinity 53-5, 60-1, 70 ;
motivation 47-65, 49, 75 ;
planned 65 ;
skills 68-9 ;
spontaneous 63-5, 75
aerosol inhalants:
use 77, 81
age:
and graffiti 96, 98, 99 ;
offenders 4, 11, 14, 186 ;
and vandalism 109-10, 114-15
'ageing out':
offending 186-8, 192
amphetamines:
use 77, 80
associates:
acquisitive offences 66-8, 67
association:
and offending 151-3 ;
see also hanging out

b
black market see underground economy
black people:
criminalisation 80 ;
criminality 18-19, 61, 190-1 ;
drug selling 86-7 ;
and police 20-1, 156-7, 160-2, 164 ;
see also ethnicity
boredom:
motive for offending 49, 57, 103-9
Brixton:
drugs 33-7, 199-200 ;
police 20 ;
see also Lambeth
Brixton riots 20
burglary see acquisitive offences

c
cannabis:
attitudes to 78-80, 83-6, 171, 180, 189 ;
cost 78 ;
and criminalisation 80 ;
normalisation 83-6, 189, 193-4 ;
and offending 77-8, 92 ;
police attitudes 164-5 ;
selling 90-2, 93 ;
and socialisation 84-5 ;
use 77-80, 79, 92
career prospects:
offenders 175-7
chance:
motive for acquisitive offences 49, 59-60
choppers:
use of 127
circumstance:
motive for acquisitive offences 49, 59-60
Class A drugs:
attitudes to 77, 81-2, 92, 171-2, 180 ;
selling 171-2 ;
see also cocaine;
crack;
heroin
clothing:
young people 51-3, 61, 136-9, 166, 181
cocaine 77, 80-1, 171 ;
see also crack control theory:
crime xiv, 182-3
crack 34-5, 36 ;
attitudes to 77, 81-3, 89, 171-2, 180, 189 ;
selling 87-9, 93, 199-203 ;
see also cocaine
crime:
as act of transgression 62-3, 112-14, 189-90 ;
and ethnicity 18-19, 61, 190-1 ;
and gender 185-6, 190 ;
and masculinity 185-6 ;
as part of normal society 185 ;
reduction 195-204 ;
theories of see theories of crime;
ubiquity in Lambeth 179 ;
young people's attitudes 168-74 ;
see also offending
'criminal Other':
conceptualisation of black people 20
criminalisation:
black people 80 ;
and cannabis 80
CS spray 127
cultural attitudes:
young people 22
culture:
definitions 135

d
delinquency:
theories of see theories of crime
designer clothing:
motive for acquisitive offences 51-3, 61 ;
police reaction 163 ;
young people 136-9, 166, 181
detached youth workers 14-15
disrespect: 143
teeth kissing
drugs 33-7, 46, 77-93, 164-5 ;
and offending 77-8, 80 ;
selling 86-93, 169, 171-2, 180, 199-203 ;

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