Policing Gangs and Youth Violence / Edition 1by Scott Decker
This title is part of The Wadsworth Professionalism in Policing Series, edited by Samuel Walker. This reader is a descriptive presentation of current practices within policing and juvenile justice (focusing on gangs) that utilize the community-policing model. By looking at specific strategies and their efficacy, the authors attempt to combat a major perceived… See more details below
This title is part of The Wadsworth Professionalism in Policing Series, edited by Samuel Walker. This reader is a descriptive presentation of current practices within policing and juvenile justice (focusing on gangs) that utilize the community-policing model. By looking at specific strategies and their efficacy, the authors attempt to combat a major perceived problem with community policing; that the methodology of community policing can be subjective and nebulous, using ill-defined and misinterpreted practices. This book shows what is working for agencies across the country and how these "best practices" can be employed.
- Cengage Learning
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- 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Table of Contents
Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Gangs, Community Policing, and Problem Solving (Jack R. Greene). 2. Policing Gangs in an Era of Community Policing (Vincent J. Webb and Charles M. Katz). Part II: PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACHES TO GANGS AND YOUTH VIOLENCE. 3. Boston'''s Youth Violence Prevention Program: A Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach (Jack McDevitt, Anthony Braga, Dana Nurge and Michael Buerger). 4. Problem Solving to Reduce Gang and Drug-Related Violence in Indianapolis (Edmund F. McGarrell and Steven Chermak). 5. From Boston to Boyle Heights: The Process and Prospects of a "Pulling Levers" Strategy in a Los Angeles Barrio (George Tita, K. Jack Riley and Peter Greenwood). 6. Evaluating Nuisance Abatement at Gang and Drug Houses in Chicago (James R. "Chip" Coldren and Daniel F. Higgins). 7. Beyond Curfews and Crackdowns: An Overview of the Mountlake Terrace Neutral Zone-America Corps Program (Quint C. Thurman and David G. Mueller). Part III: SUPPRESSION BASED APPROACHES TO GANGS AND YOUTH VIOLENCE. 8. Suppression Without Prevention, Prevention Without Suppression: Gang Intervention in St. Louis (Scott H. Decker and G. David Curry). 9. The Anti-Gang Initiative in Detroit: An Aggressive Enforcement Approach to Gangs (Timothy S. Bynum and Sean P. Varano). 10. For the Sakes of the Neighborhood: Civil Gang Injunctions as a Gang Intervention Tool in Southern California (Cheryl Maxson, Karen Hennigan and David C. Sloane). 11. Gang Suppression through Saturation Patrol and Aggressive Curfew and Truancy Enforcement: A Quasi-Experimental Test of the Dallas Anti-Gang Initiative (Eric J. Fritsch, Tory J. Caeti and Robert W. Taylor). Part IV: CONCLUSION. 12. Gangs, Youth Violence, and Policing: Where Do We Stand, Where Do We Go from Here? (Scott H. Decker).
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