Street Gangs

Author: Catherine H. Conly

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788108808

Category: Gangs

Page: 115

View: 9556

Summarizes research and professional criminal justice perspectives on gangs; describes some current gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies; and presents recommendations for dealing with street gangs at the community level. Extensive bibliography.

Street Gangs Throughout the World

Author: Herbert C. Covey

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398079706

Category: Electronic books

Page: 328

View: 3083

This updated and expanded new edition continues the theme of the first edition of emphasizing the substantial growth of street gangs throughout the world. Although a substantial amount of research on street gangs has been conducted in recent decades, much of it has focused on the United States. This book summarizes much of the research being conducted in many other countries where the street gang phenomenon is currently developing, which includes poverty, the retreat of the state, increasing income inequality, urbanization, population growth, exploitation, marginalization, underground economie.

Teen Gangs

Author: Maureen P. Duffy,Scott Edward Gillig,Scott Gillig

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313321507

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 658

Gang activity in 14 countries, including the United States, is discussed within the larger framework of social and economic conditions.

Studying Youth Gangs

Author: James F. Short,Lorine A. Hughes

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759109391

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 2856

Provides an introduction to the study of gangs how we define them, what we know and not know about gangs. This title offers both a domestic and international view of processes of delinquency and gang formation and identity. It is suitable for criminal justice, sociology and social work, parole practitioners, and public defenders.

Gangs in the Global City

Author: John Hagedorn

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252073371

Category: Law

Page: 370

View: 1757

Understanding worldwide gangs through the lens of globalization

Working with Gangs and Young People

Author: Imani Kuumba,Jessie Feinstein

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846425226

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

View: 8677

Concern about gang culture is on the increase, but remains surrounded by myths. While gangs may lead young people into dangerous situations and breed community division, distrust and fear, the friendship, support, security and sense of belonging they offer are often overlooked by those working with young people involved in gangs. Working with Gangs and Young People demonstrates how young people can be engaged in a creative and challenging process that explores the costs, gains and consequences of the choices they make around their gang membership. It provides a tried-and-tested training programme for anyone involved in conflict resolution with young people in groups or gangs, and offers effective interventions that work. Based on a five-year action research project developed by Leap Confronting Conflict, this practical, fully photocopiable toolkit gives practitioners the materials, support and inspiration needed to engage young people who are involved in gangs. It presents flexible activities and strategies to run either two-hour or one-day workshops, and will be indispensable to anyone involved in working with this under-supported group.

Encyclopedia of Gangs

Author: Louis Kontos,David Brotherton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313334021

Category: Reference

Page: 289

View: 7357

Examines gangs throughout the United States in over eighty entries covering topics such as history, the wide range of communities where gangs form, and their increasingly complex lifestyle.


Author: Jennifer MacKay

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420506005

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1052

According to the FBI, 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs, with nearly 1.4 million members, are criminally active in the U.S. today. One of the most notorious and dangerous gangs, Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, originated in Los Angeles and has as many as 50,000 members. The Justice Department credits gangs with illegal smuggling, transportation, and distribution of large amounts of drugs in the United States. This expansive volume explores the issues surrounding gangs. The book tackles the history of gangs in America, the relationship between gangs and culture, and gangs as businesses.


Author: Jacqueline Schneider

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351157787

Category: Social Science

Page: 579

View: 3425

The task of researching gangs is fraught with difficulties, central to which are issues of definition and reliance on certain forms of data for analyses. These methodological issues have been acknowledged as limitations in most of the existing research, but they have not been explored as being potentially serious flaws contributing to the proliferation of myth, or as aggravating factors that exacerbate what is essentially a relatively uncomplicated social process. Also unclear from existing studies is the extent to which suppositions about gangs feed moral panics or contribute to the misidentification or over-specification of a problem. This captivating volume focuses on gangs, their formation, identity and behaviour with a view to developing a preventive strategy.

Street Gangs

Author: Dennise Orlando

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gangs

Page: 15

View: 2543