American Street Gangs / Edition 1

American Street Gangs / Edition 1

by Tim Delaney
     
 

American Street Gangs offers a fresh and wide-ranging review of critical issues related to gang life. It provides a comprehensive historical review of street gangs; examines major theories and socioeconomic reasons as to why gangs exist; presents a description of all types of gangs, including small, regional, and national gangs, and female gangs; and analyzes law… See more details below

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American Street Gangs offers a fresh and wide-ranging review of critical issues related to gang life. It provides a comprehensive historical review of street gangs; examines major theories and socioeconomic reasons as to why gangs exist; presents a description of all types of gangs, including small, regional, and national gangs, and female gangs; and analyzes law enforcement techniques to combat the growing problem of gangs and diversion efforts to keep youths out of gangs. American Street Gangs will help students (readers) to better understand the complex worlds of street gangs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131710795
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/03/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1What is a gang?1
Ch. 2A history of gangs35
Ch. 3Theoretical explanations of gangs66
Ch. 4Socioeconomic explanations of gangs101
Ch. 5Gang structure and process127
Ch. 6Street gangs : local, regional, and super-sized156
Ch. 7Female gangs and gang members203
Ch. 8Criminal activities of street gangs228
Ch. 9Gang prevention, suppression, and treatment250
Ch. 10Implications for the future290

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