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American Street Gangs

ISBN-10: 0133056058
ISBN-13: 9780133056051
Edition: 2nd 2014
Authors: Tim Delaney
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Description: The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and student-friendly text on street gangs. Building on the successful first edition, American Street Gangs, Second Edition is a sharp, insightful analysis of gangs and gang-related crime in America. Delaney  More...

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Book details

List price: $123.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and student-friendly text on street gangs. Building on the successful first edition, American Street Gangs, Second Edition is a sharp, insightful analysis of gangs and gang-related crime in America. Delaney presents expert knowledge in a student-friendly format that is engaging and to-the-point. The text provides the necessary background material on gangs, grounding the reader with the cultural and structural context of gang activity. Criminal activity is also connected to socioeconomic influences, thus encouraging students to consider the many factors that affect and influence gang involvement. American Street Gangs provides a comprehensive review of all the critical elements relevant to gang life.

Tim Delaney is Associate Professor and Department Chair at the State University of New York at Oswego. He is the author of numerous books, including Classical and Contemporary Social Theory: Investigation and Application (2nd Edition 2012), and of many encyclopedia articles, journal articles, and book reviews.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
What is a Street Gang?
Delinquency and Gangs
Definition of a Gang
General Description of Gangs and Gang Members
Statistics: Counting Gangs and Gang Members
Non-Street Gangs: Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs and Prison Gangs
Prison Gangs
Summary
A History of Street Gangs
The Early 1800s: The Birth of Street Gangs,
Mid-1800s: The Escalation of Street Gangs
The Civil War Period-1900
The Early 1900s: The Spread of Street Gangs
The Mid-1900s: An Expansion and Shift in Geographic Gang Dominance
Contemporary Gangs (1970s to the Present): An Epidemic
Summary
Theoretical Explanations of Street Gangs
Biological and Psychological Theories
Sociological Theories
Summary
Socioeconomic Explanations of Street Gangs
Traditional Socioeconomic Factors
Kicks and Thrills
Summary
Gang Structure and Process
Gang Structure
Turning: The Socialization of a Gang Member
Code of the Street: Respect
Summary
Street Gangs: Rural, Suburban, Local, National, and Transnational
Gang Proliferation
Rural and Suburban Street Gangs
Urban Local Street Gangs
Nation Street Gangs
Transnational Street Gangs
Asian Street Gangs
Summary
Female Gangs and Gang Members
Female Gang Participation
Female Gangsters
Types of Female Gangs
Criminal Activities
Relationships with Males and Schools
Gang Families
Summary
Criminal Activities of Street Gangs
Crime and Punishment
Violent Crimes
Property Crimes
Drugs: Use, Sale, Distribution, and Trafficking
Nontraditional and White-Collar Crime
Summary
Street Gang Intervention: Prevention, Suppression, and Treatment
Prevention Strategies
Suppression Strategies
Gang Treatment Programs
Summary
What's Trending with Street Gangs
A Review
Trends
Parting Thoughts
Summary
References
Index

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