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Gangs: An Individual and Group Perspective

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Gangs: An Individual and Group Perspective

This text presents readers with comprehensive, up-to-date information on the youth gang phenomena in the US. By emphasizing the distinction between gangs and gang members, this work highlights the differences between the individual and group perspective.

By Kimberly Tobin,

ISBN: 9780131724044

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This book presents readers with comprehensive, up-to-date information on the youth gang phenomena in the United States.  By emphasizing the distinction between gangs and gang members, this work highlights the differences between the individual and group perspective.  These distinctions allow for a richer understanding of the gang problem.  A wide range of contemporary gang topics are explored in this book including:  definition, theory, gang organization, member experiences, gang crime, gender, race/ethnicity, prison gangs, and prevention and intervention.  The presentation of the book makes it easy to understand and is applicable for students, academics, and practitioners.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Definitions

Chapter 3: Explanations of Gangs

Chapter 4: Explanations of Gang Membership

Chapter 5: Gang Organization and Group Process

Chapter 6: The Gang Member

Chapter 7: Criminal Behavior

Chapter 8: Race/Ethnicity

Chapter 9: The Female Gang Member

Chapter 10: Prison Gangs

Chapter 11: Reducing Gangs

Chapter 12: The Future of Gangs

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-172404-4

Published: Feb 27, 2007

Format: Paper

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