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:

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
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Studying the police response to gangs; 2. Setting and methods; 3. Historical analysis of gangs and gang control; 4. Scope and nature of the current gang problem; 5. Form, function, and management of the police gang unit; 6. The gang unit officer; 7. On the job; 8. Policing gangs in a time of community policing; 9. Conclusion and implications; References.

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