Gangs in America's Communities

Gangs in America's Communities

by James (Buddy) C. (Carlton) Howell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412979536

ISBN-13: 9781412979535

Pub. Date: 11/08/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and theoretically-grounded approach to gangs and youth violence. It covers significant topics of interest to gang scholars and practitioners and, in doing so, serves to prepare students to work with gang members, develop and manage anti-gang programs, or engage in scholarly endeavors. The book introduces readers to the

Overview

This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and theoretically-grounded approach to gangs and youth violence. It covers significant topics of interest to gang scholars and practitioners and, in doing so, serves to prepare students to work with gang members, develop and manage anti-gang programs, or engage in scholarly endeavors. The book introduces readers to the foundations of gang studies through the origins of gangs, definitions and categories of youth/street gangs (and the distinctions between these arguably different types), national and international trends, distinguishing features of serious street gangs, what works with gangs and what doesn’t, and myths and realities. James Howell’s extensive experience in this area allows access to the most authoritative national survey data on gang trends, providing insight into topics such as female gangs, migration of gang members, small-town gangs versus the major adult gangs in large cities, gang homicides and drug trafficking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412979535
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/08/2011
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 History of Gangs in the United States
Chapter 2 Myths and Realities of Youth Gangs
Chapter 3 Defining Gangs and Gang Members
Chapter 4 Early Gang Theories and Modern-Day Applications
Chapter 5 Gang Involvement as a Developmental Trajectory
Chapter 6 Girls and Gangs
Chapter 7 National Gang Problem Trends: 1996 to 2009
Chapter 8 Urban Gangs and Violence
Chapter 9 What Works: Gang Prevention
Chapter 10 What Works: A Comprehensive Gang Program Model
Glossary
References

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