Gangs

Gangs

by Scott Cummings
     
 

Most major American cities are now confronted with serious problems derived from gang violence, drug traffic, and disruption of the public educational system. In face of deindustrialization and deepening recession, many minority youngsters view gangs as attractive alternatives to a futile search for employment in a deteriorating urban economy. Perhaps most significant… See more details below

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Most major American cities are now confronted with serious problems derived from gang violence, drug traffic, and disruption of the public educational system. In face of deindustrialization and deepening recession, many minority youngsters view gangs as attractive alternatives to a futile search for employment in a deteriorating urban economy. Perhaps most significant, gangs are now being to emerge in small and medium-sized cities.

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Social scientists and scholars examine the contemporary contours of America's gang problem. New material dealing with wilding gangs, migration and drug trafficking, and public educational disruption is presented. Other topics covered include how gangs are organized, what social function they serve, their relation to conventional society, and the social and psychological factors that contribute to their rise. The volume also includes a section on public policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438400198
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
499,961
File size:
2 MB

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