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Finding Aid for the The Joan Moore Papers 1978 - 2004
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Description
This collection of approximately 28 linear feet of papers represents the background research underlying Dr. Joan Moore's groundbreaking books and research studies. Chief among them are her books: Homeboy: Gangs, Drugs and Prison in the Barrios of Los Angeles (Temple University Press, 1979) and Going Down to the Barrio (Temple University Press, 1992) Both of which are widely respected for their insights into Mexican American gangs. Dr. Moore's "Drug Posses, Gangs and the Underclass in Milwaukee" study focuses on the African American community. Methodologically these studies expand the Chicago School's community research approach by incorporating actual gang members into the research team. More importantly, Dr. Moore's findings have provided important theoretical insights into deviance and social problems.
Background
Dr. Moore has made a major contribution to the social sciences in the area of crime, drugs and gangs. No scholar is as widely cited as is Dr. Joan Moore in this field. She has numerous articles, book chapters, and books in this area. Her two books Homeboy: Gangs, Drugs and Prison in the Barrios of Los Angeles (Temple University Press, 1979) and Going Down to the Barrio (Temple University Press, 1992) are widely respected for their insights into Mexican American gangs. Homeboys is considered by many a "classic" in this field. More recently, her "Drug Posses, Gangs and the Underclass in Milwaukee" study focuses on the African American community. Methodologically these studies expand the Chicago School's community research approach by incorporating actual gang members into the research team. More importantly, Dr. Moore's findings have provided important theoretical insights into deviance and social problems.
Extent
Approximately 28 linear feet
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Collection is open for research. To view the collection or any part of it, you must fill out our Archival Research Application. http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/library/archival_research_app.shtml