Adolescent Gangs: Old Issues, New Approaches / Edition 1

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Adolescent Gangs: Old Issues, New Approaches offers a collection of chapters on how to deal with gangs effectively. The book is divided into three sections, each devoted to a type of setting in which services are provided to gang-affiliated adolescents and their families: community-based interventions, specialized agency-based interventions, and mental health interventions. Adolescent Gangs 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 - often participating in abnormal behavior - in search of a place for themselves in the communities in which they live. The editor has recruited leading experts in a variety of disciplines to examine new and creative ways of thinking about gangs and how to respond to them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876309230
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Community-Based Interventions 1
1 Welcome Home Boyz: Building Communities through Cultural Capital 17
2 Adolescent Gangs: A Practitioner's Perspective 39
3 Hope: Sustaining a Vision of the Future 57
Pt. II Specialized Agency-Based Interventions 87
4 Denver County Court Probation Intervention with Gang-Affiliated Youth 97
5 Youth Violence and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Assessment, Implications, and Promising School-Based Strategies 115
6 Energizing and Organizing the Community 129
Pt. III Mental Health Interventions 149
7 Culture-Focused Group Therapy: Identity Issues in Gang-Involved Youth 159
8 Youth Gangs, Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Schools, and System Change 175
9 Pathologizing Normality or Normalizing Pathology? 197
Pt. IV Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations 213
Index 225
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