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Investigating Nodal Governance: Gang Prevention Coordination in Camden, New Jersey

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Addressing difficult social problems often requires an integrated approach on the part of relevant parties. The prevention of gang membership and activity in Camden, New Jersey is certainly a complex problem that commands a high degree of cooperation and coordination among law enforcement, community organizations and social service providers. Working collaboratively with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the researchers mapped the landscape of gang governance. The research team administered surveys and semi-structured interviews with law enforcement, community organizations and social service providers in order to elicit information on both the characteristics of ‘nodes’ and nodal relationships. ‘Nodes’ are defined as key actors directly or indirectly connected to one another through resource sharing, knowledge sharing or other social processes. This paper will report on the key findings of this qualitative research, with a particular emphasis on some factors that help to explain why and how nodal assemblages lack integration, coordination and focus. The researchers will discuss the typology of nodal relationships developed inductively through this study and will argue for the importance of strengthening these in furtherance of gang prevention objectives.
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McGuire, Caitlin., Wood, Jennifer. and Ratcliffe, Jerry. "Investigating Nodal Governance: Gang Prevention Coordination in Camden, New Jersey" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p372882_index.html>

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McGuire, C. J., Wood, J. and Ratcliffe, J. "Investigating Nodal Governance: Gang Prevention Coordination in Camden, New Jersey" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p372882_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Addressing difficult social problems often requires an integrated approach on the part of relevant parties. The prevention of gang membership and activity in Camden, New Jersey is certainly a complex problem that commands a high degree of cooperation and coordination among law enforcement, community organizations and social service providers. Working collaboratively with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the researchers mapped the landscape of gang governance. The research team administered surveys and semi-structured interviews with law enforcement, community organizations and social service providers in order to elicit information on both the characteristics of ‘nodes’ and nodal relationships. ‘Nodes’ are defined as key actors directly or indirectly connected to one another through resource sharing, knowledge sharing or other social processes. This paper will report on the key findings of this qualitative research, with a particular emphasis on some factors that help to explain why and how nodal assemblages lack integration, coordination and focus. The researchers will discuss the typology of nodal relationships developed inductively through this study and will argue for the importance of strengthening these in furtherance of gang prevention objectives.


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