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Gangs in America 3rd ed

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ISBN13: 9780761924241
ISBN: 0761924248
Published: February 2002
Publisher: Sage Publications
Format: Paperback
Price: £68.00

This is a revision of a popular scholarly anthology that examines contemporary gangs in America and law enforcement efforts to study and deal with them. It includes original essays from a broad array of gang researchers and experienced practitioners who work with gangs covering a wide variety of current topics and issues. The contributors: * address definitional and measurement issues * assess behavioural, ecological and socioeconomic dimensions of gangs * discuss important ethnicity and gender factors * present research and community experiences with gangs

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James F Short Jr What Is Past Is Prelude: Gangs in America and Elsewhere / C Ronald Huff Introduction / PART ONE: THE GANG: CHANGING BOUNDARIES, JOINING, 'BANGING' AND GETTING OUT / James C Howell, John P Moore and Arlen Egley Jr The Changing Boundaries of Youth Gangs / Cheryl Maxson and Monica L Whitlock Joining the Gang: Gender Differences in Risk Factors for Gang Membership / Finn-Aage Esbensen et al Initation of Drug Use, Drug Sales and Violent Offending among a Sample of Gang and Non-Gang Youth / Scott H Decker and Janet L Lauritsen Leaving the Gang / PART TWO: THE ARENAS: NEIGHBORHOODS, COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS / Robert J Bursik Jr Neighborhood Dynamics and Gang Behavior / Steven R Cureton Introducing Hoover: I'll Ride for You, Gangsta / John M Hagedorn Gangs and the Informal Economy / Kenneth S Trump Gangs, Violence and Safe Schools / C Ronald Huff and Kent H Shafer Gangs and Community-Oriented Policing / James W Meeker and Bryan Vila Issues in Developing and Maintaining a Regional Gang Incident Tracking System / PART THREE: THE INCREASING DIVERSITY OF GANGS / James Diego Vigil and Steve C Yun A Cross-Cultural Framework to Understand Gangs: Multiple Marginality and Los Angeles / Jody Miller The Girls in the Gang: What We've Learned from Two Decades of Research / Mark S Fleisher Doing Field Research on Diverse Gangs: Interpreting Youth Gangs as Social Networks / Sheldon X Zhang Chinese Gangs: Familial and Cultural Dynamics / Malcolm W Klein Street Gangs: A Cross-National Perspective / PART FOUR: GANG RESEARCH AND PUBLIC POLICY / Gilbert Geis Ganging Up On Gangs: Anti-Loitering and Public Nuisance Laws / Anthony A Braga, David M Kennedy and George E Tita New Approaches to the Strategic Prevention of Gang and Group-Involved Violence / C Ronald Huff Gangs and Public Policy: Prevention, Intervention and Suppression