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Gangs in America III


November 2001 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Third Edition of this popular anthology examines contemporary gangs, gang life, and law enforcement efforts to study and coordinate the community's response to them. The book contains original essays from a broad array of renowned researchers and experienced practitioners who work with gangs. A wide variety of current topics and issues are covered, including: female gangs and ganging; ethnic diversity; economic, neighborhood and school contexts of gang behavior; gun and drug relationships, and research methods used in the study of gangs.

As communities face ever-growing gang-related problems, Gangs in America III provides the most up-to-date information on the diverse perspectives and complex issues that arise in our efforts to understand, prevent, and control gang violence and crime.

For Your Courses in:

  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Sociology
  • Victimization

Text Recommended for:

  • Upper Division Undergraduate Level
  • Graduate Level 

 


 
PART I: THE GANG: CHANGING BOUNDARIES, JOINING, "BANGING," AND GETTING OUT
J.C. Howell, et al.
1. The Changing Boundaries of Youth Gangs
C. Maxson and M. L. Whitlock
2. Joining the Gang: Gender Differences in Risk Factors for Gang Membership
F.A. Esbensen, et al
3. Initiation of Drug Use, Drug Sales, and Violent Offending Among a Sample of Gang and Non-Gang Youth
S.H. Decker and J.L. Lauritsen
4. Leaving the Gang
 
PART II: THE ARENAS: NEIGHBORHOODS, COMMUNITIES, AND SCHOOLS
R. J. Bursik, Jr.
5. Neighborhood Dynamics and Gang Behavior
S.R. Cureton
6. Introducing Hoover: I'll Ride for You, Gangsta'
J.M. Hagedorn
7. Gangs and the Informal Economy
K.S. Trump
8. Gangs, Violence, and Safe Schools
C.R. Huff and K.H. Shafer
9. Gangs and Community-Oriented Policing
J.W. Meeker and B.Vila
10. Issues in Developing and Maintaining a Regional Gang Incident Tracking System
 
PART III: THE INCREASING DIVERSITY OF GANGS
J. D. Vigil and S.C. Yun
11. A Cross-Cultural Framework to Understand Gangs: Multiple Marginality and Los Angeles
J. Miller
12. The Girls in the Gang: What We've Learned from Two Decades of Research
M.S. Fleisher
13. Doing Field Research on Diverse Gangs: Interpreting Youth Gangs As Social Networks
S.X. Zhang
14. Chinese Gangs: Familial and Cultural Dynamics
M.W. Klein
15. Street Gangs: A Cross-National Perspective
 
PART IV: GANG RESEARCH AND PUBLIC POLICY
G. Geis
16. Ganging Up On Gangs: Anti-Loitering and Public Nuisance Laws
A.A. Braga, et al.
17. New Approaches to the Strategic Prevention of Gang and Group-Involved Violence
C.R. Huff
18. Gangs and Public Policy: Prevention, Intervention, and Suppression
Key features
  1. Original essays from a broad array of gang researchers and experienced practitioners who work with gangs covering a wide variety of current topics and issues./ Benefit: Very timely, comprehensive with a diverstiy of perspectives.
  2. The editor, Ron Huff, and contributors are all very well-known in the field/ Benefit: people will want to see the book.
  3. New research is being reported or updated here. Benefit: Again, a very up-to-date book.

 

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