The Youth Gang Problem: A Community Approach / Edition 1

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The author, who is involved in evaluating Chicago's gang reduction and intervention programs, provides a systematic analysis of youth gangs in the United States and examines the factors of gang member personality, gang dynamics, criminal organization, and the influence of family, school, prisons, and politics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195092035
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Edition description: FACSIMILE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 9.13 (w) x 6.06 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Chicago
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Comparative and Historical Perspectives 3
2 Research Limitations: Data Sources and Definitions 12
3 Scope and Seriousness of the Gang Problem 26
4 Gangs, Drugs, and Violence 43
5 Gang Member Demographics and Gang Subcultures 55
6 The Structure of the Gang 70
7 The Gang Member Experience 90
8 The Ecological Context 110
9 Youth Gangs and Organized Crime 129
10 Theoretical Perspectives 145
11 Planning for Youth Gang Control and Violence Reduction 171
12 Criminal Justice System: The Police 189
13 Prosecution, Defense, and the Judiciary 208
14 Probation, Corrections, and Parole - After Care 229
15 Social Intervention 247
16 Social Opportunities: Education and Jobs 262
17 Local Community Mobilization and Evolving National Policy 281
Appendix A. Community Mobilization/Planning: Selected Structure and Process Summary 297
Appendix B. Nature and Level of Youth Gang Member Problems to Be Addressed 299
Appendix C. Selected Strategic Activities/Structures for Particular Settings (Organizations) 301
Glossary and Discussion of Terms 309
References 313
Index 337
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