Adolescent Gangs: Old Issues, New Approaches / Edition 1

Adolescent Gangs: Old Issues, New Approaches / Edition 1

by Curtis Branch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0876309236

ISBN-13: 9780876309230

Pub. Date: 12/01/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The issue of youth violence is of growing concern in America's communities. In many settings, the violence perpetrated and experienced by young people is the result of the behavior of gangs. They are not a new creation in our society but have been around for most of this century, if not before. Adolescent Gangs: Old Issues, New Approaches offers a collection of

Overview

The issue of youth violence is of growing concern in America's communities. In many settings, the violence perpetrated and experienced by young people is the result of the behavior of gangs. They are not a new creation in our society but have been around for most of this century, if not before. Adolescent Gangs: Old Issues, New Approaches offers a collection of chapters dealing with how to deal with gangs effectively. The book moves beyond the usual position of describing gangs and gang members as social misfits. Rather, the book operates from the basic belief that gang members are normal people, who often participate in abnormal behavior, in search of a place for themselves in the communities in which they live. This book examines new and creative ways of thinking about gangs and how to respond to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876309230
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Basic Definitions and Concepts. Part I. Community Based Interventions. Welcoming Home Boyz: Building Communities through Cultural Capital. Adolescent Gangs: Old Issues, New Approaches - Practitioner's Perspective. Hope: Sustaining a Vision of the Future. Part II. Specialized Agency-based Interventions. Probation Interventions with Gang-Affiliated Youth and Their Families. Youth Violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: How can the teacher assess it, and what are the implications for the classroom. Energizing and Organizing the Community. Understanding Family-Agency Dynamics. Part III. Mental Health Interventions. Culture-focused Group Therapy-Identity Issues in Gang-Involved Youth. Youth Gangs-Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Schools, and System Change. Pathologizing Normality or Normalizing Pathology? Summary and Conclusions.

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