Policing Gangs in America

Policing Gangs in America

by Charles M. Katz, Vincent J. Webb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521616549

ISBN-13: 9780521616546

Pub. Date: 01/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Describing the assumptions, issues, problems, and events that characterize, shape, and define the police response to gangs in America today, the primary focus of this book is on gang unit officers and the environment in which they work. The book is broadly focused on describing how gang units respond to community gang problems, and answers such questions as: Why…  See more details below

Overview

Describing the assumptions, issues, problems, and events that characterize, shape, and define the police response to gangs in America today, the primary focus of this book is on gang unit officers and the environment in which they work. The book is broadly focused on describing how gang units respond to community gang problems, and answers such questions as: Why do police agencies organize their responses to gangs in certain ways? Who are the people who elect to police gangs? What are their jobs really like? How do their responses to the gang problem compare with other policing strategies, such as community policing?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521616546
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Criminology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
322
Sales rank:
744,509
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1Studying the police response to gangs1
2Setting and methods23
3Historical analysis of gangs and gang control42
4Scope and nature of the current gang problem91
5Form, function, and management of the police gang unit125
6The gang unit officer165
7On the job198
8Policing gangs in a time of community policing241
9Conclusion and implications267

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