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dc.contributor.advisorTamatea, Armon J.
dc.contributor.authorLett, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-18T21:25:20Z
dc.date.available2021-05-18T21:25:20Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationLett, D. (2021). Prototypical gang recruits in New Zealand prisons (Thesis, Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14328en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/14328
dc.description.abstractGangs have long been associated with antisocial behaviour and crime. To maintain themselves, gangs require a steady flow of new recruits. A better understanding of who is being recruited into gangs is the first step in preventing recruitment and lowering the impact of gangs on society. We asked what the prototypical gang recruit in New Zealand prisons is? To answer this, we needed to establish which factors are most likely to make someone more prototypical. Using these factors as our focus, we completed a series of difference of proportion analyses on archival data acquired through Te Ara Poutama. We found that the most prototypical factors for a gang recruit in New Zealand prisons were being a Māori, repeat offender, with a medium RoC*RoI, convicted of violent crimes, being held in a high security unit, and being between the ages of 20-39. These results suggest that prototypicality for gang recruits varies across settings.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikato
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dc.subjectGangs
dc.subjectPrototypes
dc.subjectRecruitment
dc.subjectPrison
dc.subjectNew Zealand
dc.subject.lcshGang members -- Recruiting -- New Zealand -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcshGang prevention -- Social aspects -- New Zealand
dc.subject.lcshPrisoners -- New Zealand -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcshPrisoners -- New Zealand -- Psychology
dc.subject.lcshPrison gangs -- Recruiting -- New Zealand -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcshGangs -- Recruiting -- New Zealand -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcshPrisons -- New Zealand -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcshPrison violence -- New Zealand -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcshPrisoners, Maori -- New Zealand -- Psychological aspects
dc.titlePrototypical gang recruits in New Zealand prisons
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social Sciences (MSocSc)
dc.date.updated2021-05-15T02:55:35Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subject.maoriKēnge
dc.subject.maoriWhare herehere
dc.subject.maoriMauhere
dc.subject.maoriĀhuatanga pāpori
dc.subject.maoriWhakamātau hinengaro


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