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Youth Gangs in American Society

YOUTH GANGS IN AMERICAN SOCIET Y

Youth Gangs in American Society
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4
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2012-06-14
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2013
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1133049567
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9781133049562
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Wadsworth Publishing
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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.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • 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.
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.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • 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.
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.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • 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.
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.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • 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.
  • Product Description
  • 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.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • 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.
  • Features
  • 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.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • 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.
  • About the Author
  • 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.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • 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.
  • Table of Contents
  • 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.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
    • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
    • 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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