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Introduction to Gangs / Edition 3

Introduction to Gangs / Edition 3

by George W. Knox


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ISBN-13: 9781556052491
Publisher: Wyndham Hall Press
Publication date: 10/01/1994
Edition description: REV
Pages: 600
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.96(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1An Overview: The Social Science Approach to Understanding Gangs1
Chapter 2Classification Factors for Gang Analysis17
Chapter 3Major Milestones in Gang Studies39
Chapter 4The Racism-Oppression Thesis for Gang Analysis63
Chapter 5Gangs: Underclass, Surplus Population, and Human Capital79
Chapter 6Politics and Gang Crime: Another Continuity in Thinking about Gangs91
Chapter 7The Oral History and Qualitative Gang Research Styles109
Chapter 8The True Story About The Shaw & Mc Kay Tradition123
Chapter 9Shaw and Mc Kay on Gangs: With Commentary and Historical Analysis135
Chapter 10The Thrasher Criminological Riddle: What Was His Actual Research Methodology?147
Chapter 11Gangs As An Urban Way of Life161
Chapter 12An Organizational Approach to Gang Analysis177
Chapter 13Gangs, Guerrilla Warfare, and Social Conflict191
Chapter 14Towards the Understanding of Gangs: The Group Factor213
Chapter 15A Comparison of Cults and Gangs: Dimensions of Coercive Power and Malevolent Authority227
Chapter 16Gangs and Drugs253
Chapter 17Gang Crime and Organized Crime267
Chapter 18Female Gang Members and Rights of Children279
Chapter 19Asian Gangs297
Chapter 20The Family and the Gang313
Chapter 21The Promulgation of Gangbanging Through the Mass Media335
Chapter 22The Community's Role in Dealing With Gangs351
Chapter 23Law Enforcement and Gangs371
Chapter 24The Impact of the Federal Prosecution of the Gangster Disciples393
Chapter 25Gangs and Adult Correctional Institutions431
Chapter 26Gangs and Juvenile Correctional Institutions481
Chapter 27Gang Prevention and Intervention497
Chapter 28Gang Programs: An Overview, Analysis and Critique513
Chapter 29Gang Theory529
Chapter 30Gangs and the Future: Towards Theoretical Integration and Policy Options For Reducing the Gang Problem543
Selected Bibliography on Gangs561
Appendix AWritten Constitution and By-Laws of the Almighty Latin King Nation597
Appendix BWritten Constitution and By-Laws of the Spanish Gangster Disciple Nation606
Appendix CInternal Documents of the Brothers of the Struggle612
Appendix DWritten Constitution of the Vice Lords617
Appendix EThe Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Prevention Act631
Appendix FThe Gangster Disciples: A Gang Profile634
Appendix GGang Profile: The Black Gangsters, AKA "New Breed"645
Appendix HGang Profile: The Black Disciples653
Appendix IGang Profile: The Latin Kings663
Appendix JGang Profile: The Black P. Stone Nation681
Appendix KCrips-A Gang Profile Analysis693
Author Index699
Subject Index703

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