American Street Gangs

ISBN-10: 0131710796
ISBN-13: 9780131710795
Edition: 2006
Authors: Tim Delaney
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Description: This book provides a comprehensive review of all the critical elements relevant to the growing phenomenon of gang life. It is designed to provide the necessary background material of gangs so that readers gain a clear idea of the cultural and  More...

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Book details

List price: $105.40
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This book provides a comprehensive review of all the critical elements relevant to the growing phenomenon of gang life. It is designed to provide the necessary background material of gangs so that readers gain a clear idea of the cultural and structural components of gang activity. This book provides an examination of the history of gangs, socio-psychological aspects of individual and group behavior, the major theories and socio-economic reasons as to why gangs exist, descriptions of all types of gangs, as well as law enforcement techniques. For those in law enforcement and criminal justice careers as well as the sociology field.

Preface
Acknowledgements
What is a Gang?
A History of Gangs
Theoretical Explanations of Gangs
Socio-economic Explanations of Gangs
Gang Structure and Process
Street Gangs: Local, Regional, and Supersized
Female Gangs
Criminal Activities of Street Gangs
Gang Prevention, Suppression and Treatment
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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