Gabriel 'Joey' Merrin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (image) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Share Print E-Mail Caption Gabriel ("Joey") Merrin, a doctoral student in child development, is the lead author of a recent study that explored the risk and protective factors associated with young people who are recruited by, but resist joining, street gangs. Co-authors of the study were educational psychology professor Dorothy Espelage and alumnus Jun Sung Hong, currently a professor at Wayne State University and at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. Credit Photo by L. Brian Stauffer Usage Restrictions use only with photographer credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.