Youth Gangs in American Society / Edition 4

Youth Gangs in American Society / Edition 4

by Randall G. Shelden, Tracy, Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 1133049567

ISBN-13: 9781133049562

Pub. Date: 06/14/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This comprehensive and widely respected survey of the literature on gangs and gang activities in America includes theoretical perspectives on why gangs exist, gang typologies, descriptions of gang activities, and various intervention strategies for dealing with gangs.  See more details below

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This comprehensive and widely respected survey of the literature on gangs and gang activities in America includes theoretical perspectives on why gangs exist, gang typologies, descriptions of gang activities, and various intervention strategies for dealing with gangs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133049562
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/14/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
368,184
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION A BRIEF HISTORY OF GANGS 1. What Is a Gang and How Many Are There? 2. What Do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like? 3. The Gang Subculture. 4. Criminal Activities of Gangs. 5. Girls and Gangs. 6. Adult Gangs. 7. Why Are There Gangs? 8. Gangs in Context: Inequality in American Society. 9. Legal Responses to Gangs. 10. Community and National Intervention Strategies. 11. Conclusions.

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