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Frederic Thrasher


Who is Frederic Thrasher?

Frederic Thrasher: Frederic Milton Thrasher was a sociologist at the University of Chicago. He was a colleague of Robert E. Park and was one of the most prominent members of the Chicago School of Sociology in the 1920s.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Anthropology (2005)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by H. James Birx

Indeed, by the time Frederic Thrasher, Emory Bogardus, and Herbert Asbury sought to appropriate the term to analytically designate a wide array of delinquent behaviors associated with groups of marginalized youths living primarily in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice (2012)

by Margaret E. Beare

Frederic Thrasher built upon the ideas of Robert E. Park, Ernest Burgess, and others, creating a framework for understanding the urban phenomenon of crime. Thrasher's particular focus was the “street gang.” Park and Burgess had argued ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (2014)

by Bruce A. Arrigo

1927: Frederic Thrasher publishes The Gang: A Study of 1,212 Gangs in Chicago , reporting that youth gangs usually arose out of spontaneous association andoften wentoutof existence unless conflict with other gangs waspresent, in which ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009)

by Helen Taylor Greene, Shaun L. Gabbidon

Through the work of George Herbert Mead, Robert Park, Ernest Burgess, Frederic Thrasher, and Florian Znaniecki, the Chicago School of Sociology was founded, thus beginning a rich tradition in the sociological inquiry into the dynamics of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology (2014)

by J. Mitchell Miller

Frederic Thrasher (1927–2000), the pioneering Chicago gang researcher, emphasized the importance of the spatial distribution of gangs, arguing that established correlates of gang behavior, such as race, were of secondary importance.

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