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Gangs

Author : Clive Gifford
ISBN : 9780237542177
Genre : Gangs
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GANGS deals with an issue of increasing concern in towns and cities around the world. It explores subjects such as: how young people are lured into gang life; the links between gangs and violent crime on our streets; and whether gangs can be a good force or are always a threat to society.The VOICES series brings alive a range of modern-day issues - many of them highly controversial - and aims to stimulate debate and discussion. Firsthand quotes from young people and figures in authority present often opposing views, and offer a global perspective on a wide variety of questions relating to each topic. Summaries of statistics complement the text and provide further food for thought.

Gangs

Author : Karen L. Kinnear
ISBN : 9781598841251
Genre : Social Science
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Discusses the history of gangs, why people join them, and where they are found, and includes statistical information and summaries of print and nonprint resources.

Gangs

Author : Gail Stewart
ISBN : 0737705523
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the history and locations of gangs, the reasons why people join gangs, what life is like in a gang, and the steps communities and law enforcement are taking to decrease gang activity.

Gangs

Author : Scott Cummings
ISBN : 079141325X
Genre : Social Science
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This book is an examination of contemporary gangs in American cities. Gangs have proliferated over the past ten years and pose a new set of challenges to public officials, law enforcement agencies, and urban educators. Most major cities are now confronted with serious problems derived from gang violence, drug traffic, and disruption of the public educational system. In the face of deindustrialization and deepening recession, many minority youngsters view gangs as attractive alternatives to a futile search for employment in a deteriorating urban economy. Perhaps most significant, gangs are now beginning to emerge in small and medium-sized cities. Some of the nation's leading scientists and scholars have been brought together in this book to examine the contemporary contours of America's gang problem, including Daniel J. Monti, Joan Moore, Scott Cummings, Howard Pinderhughes, Diego Vigil, Ray Hutchison, Felix Padilla, Jerome H. Skolnick, Pat Jackson, and Robert A. Destro. New material dealing with wilding gangs, migration and drug trafficking, and public educational disruption appear in this volume. Other topics covered include how gangs are organized, what social function they serve, their relation to conventional society, and the social and psychological factors that contribute to their rise. The relationship of the contemporary gang problem to past research is explored, and a rich variety of case histories and comparative analysis is presented. The book also includes a section on public policy.

Gangs

Author : Hal Marcovitz
ISBN : 1604539542
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This title examines one of the worlds critical issues, gangs. Readers will learn the historical background of this issue, leading up to its current and future impact on society. Early U.S. gangs, such as the Mafia, are discussed, as well as the formation of large gangs throughout the country, in both urban and rural areas. Violent gang rivalry is discussed, as well as law enforcement related to gang activity. Reasons young people join gangs are addressed, and programs for at-risk youth are covered. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of gangs. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Issues is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Gangs

Author : Lori Elizabeth Hile
ISBN : 9781484610824
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Is it ever worth joining a gang? Do they provide protection or bring trouble to a neighborhood? This book looks at gang culture, asks what the gangs are trying to achieve, and shows how they treat their members and the wider community - exploding some myths along the way.

A World Of Gangs

Author : John Hagedorn
ISBN : 9780816650668
Genre : Social Science
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"On the street with gangs in three world cities - Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, and Capetown - Hagedorn discovers that many of them have institutionalized as a strategy to confront a hopeless cycle of poverty, racism, and oppression. The mhilistic appeal of gangsta rap and its ethic of survival "by any means necessary," he argues, provides vital insights into the ideology and persistence of gangs around the world. Proposing how gangs can be encouraged to overcome their violent tendencies, Hagedorn appeals to community leaders to use the urgency, outrage, and resistance common to both gang life and hip-hop to bring gangs into broader movements for social justice."--BOOK JACKET.

Gangs

Author : Richard Swift
ISBN : 9780888999795
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Looks at the worldwide increase in street gangs, explores why people join them, discusses the social problems that push young people into gangs, and examines what can be done to lessen their effects on society and prevent gang-related crime.

Gangs

Author : Laura K. Egendorf
ISBN : 0737705094
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Gathers articles and essays offering different views on factors that influence gang behavior, the extent of the problem, and the role of the criminal justice system and other social institutions in controlling gangs.

Gangs In America S Communities

Author : James C. Howell
ISBN : 9781483379746
Genre : Social Science
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Gangs in America's Communities offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, and theoretically grounded approach to gangs and associated youth violence. Authors Dr. James C. Howell and Dr. Elizabeth Griffiths introduce readers to the foundations of gang studies through the origins of gangs, definitions and categories of youth/street gangs, transnational as well as prison gangs (and the distinctions between these arguably different types), national trends in gang presence and gang-related violence across American cities, distinguishing attributes of serious street gangs, and myths and realities. Students and instructors will benefit from the Second Edition’s comprehensive treatment of the state of the literature on individual-level causes and consequences of gang membership. Going beyond the traditional topics covered in most texts in the market, this book uniquely describes specific gang patterns, trends, and cultures within a group-based structure while illuminating the most promising avenues for reducing the presence and seriousness of gangs in American communities.

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