Jose Antonio SanchezUniversity of Colorado Boulder | CUB · Department of Sociology
Jose Antonio Sanchez
Doctoral Candidate at CU Boulder Sociology
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Jose Sanchez is a doctoral student and graduate research/teaching assistant at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Sociology department. He is also a graduate affiliate at the Institute of Behavioral Science. Jose received his B.S. and M.S. from California State University, Los Angeles. His research interests are gangs and criminal networks, criminological theory and international comparative criminology. He has been/is involved in gang program evaluations in Los Angeles and Denver.
Gang research has spanned nearly a century. In that time, we have learned that gang membership increases the chances of involvement in homicide as a victim or offender. The violence that embroils gang life, both instrumental and symbolic, often has consequences. In this paper we review the gang homicide literature covering topics such as definition...
An especially vulnerable population to traumatic loss, violence exposure, and posttraumatic stress symptoms are those involved in the juvenile justice system. However, justice-involved youth are not a homogeneous group. Research looking at subpopulations within juvenile justice systems highlight the diverse backgrounds and treatment needs of justic...
There are over one million gang members in the United States, but effective practices and programs to facilitate disengagement from gangs are rare. This first aim of this article was to introduce the intervention strategy of the Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver (GRID), a public agency operating at the core of a network of partners seeking to red...