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Extreme Situations in Young Lives

Citation

Elder, Glen H., Jr. (2000). Extreme Situations in Young Lives. Theoretical Criminology, 4(2), 208-15.

Abstract

We are fascinated by human survival in extreme situations, from life on the western frontier to the Second World War. In their pathbreaking book, Hagan and McCarthy also focus on extreme situations-in this case, the “mean streets of Toronto and Vancouver.” They investigate the survival adaptations of Canadian street youth (looking for food, safety, a place to sleep). The authors assert that “the depiction of social experience is most revealing when it considers people in extreme circumstances”.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362480600004002005

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Theoretical Criminology

Author(s)

Elder, Glen H., Jr.

Year Published

2000

Volume Number

4

Issue Number

2

Pages

208-15

Reference ID

2262