Modern Gang Reader

ISBN-10: 0199895392

ISBN-13: 9780199895397

Edition: 4th 2014

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Description: An up-to-date collection of the most insightful and influential research on gangs today, The Modern Gang Reader, Fourth Edition, brings together articles that discuss the prevalence, structures, and behaviors of gangs today and analyze society's responses to them.With a strong focus on international and comparative research, this authoritative volume exposes students to the array of dissenting points of view that represent the ongoing controversies behind the nature of gangs.NEW TO THIS EDITIONThirty-two new articles covering a variety of issues--gang desistance, reentry from incarceration, victimization, international gangs, and moreNew sections throughout, including three devoted to better understanding the relationships between gang membership and racial inequality, gender, and community contextsNew introductions at the beginning of each section that provide conceptual links with other pieces in the anthologyUpdated and expanded coverage of methodological strategies for studying gangs, the demographic characteristics of gang members, group processes within gangs, and other key topics

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Book details

List price: $65.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.080

Acknowledgments
About the Editors
New to the Fourth Edition
Defining and Studying Gangs
Introduction
A Brief Review of the Definitional Problem
Street Gang Theory and Research: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Go from Here?
Studying Youth Gangs: Alternative Methods and Conclusions
The Value of Comparisons in Street Gang Research
The Scope and Dynamics of Gang Involvement
Introduction
Gang Problem Prevalence Trends in the U.S
Gang Members on the Move
Who Are the Gangsters? An Examination of the Age, Race/Ethnicity, Sex, and Immigration Status of Self-Reported Gang Members in a Seven-City Study of American Youth
Getting into Gangs
Longitudinal Perspectives on Adolescent Street Gangs
Motives and Methods for Leaving the Gang: Understanding the Process of Gang Desistance
Gang Structures and Group Processes
Introduction
Gang Structures
Hate Groups or Street Gangs? The Emergence of Racist Skinheads
Understanding the Black Box of Gang Organization: Implications for Involvement in Violent Crime, Drug Sales, and Violent Victimization
Gang Dynamics through the Lens of Social Identity Theory
Gang Transformation, Changes or Demise: Evidence from an English City
Race and Ethnicity
Introduction
The Impact of Multiple Marginality on Gang Membership and Delinquent Behavior for Hispanic, African American, and White Male Adolescents
Racialized Identities and the Formation of Black Gangs in Los Angeles
Typically Moroccan? A Group Dynamic Explanation of Nuisance and Criminal Behavior
Legitimated Oppression: Inner-City Mexican American Experiences with Police Gang Enforcement
Gender
Introduction
Girlfriends, Gun-Holders and Ghetto Rats? Moving Beyond Narrow Views of Girls in Gangs
Gender and Victimization Risk among Young Women in Gangs
The Path and Promise of Fatherhood for Gang Members
Girl Members of Deviant Youth Groups, Offending Behaviour and Victimisation: Results from the ISRD2 in Italy and Switzerland
Community Contexts
Introduction
Sweet Mothers and Gangbangers: Managing Crime in a Black Middle-Class Neighborhood
Gangs, Neighborhoods, and Public Policy
Neighborhood Variation in Gang Member Concentrations
Who Needs Enemies with Friends Like These? The Importance of Place for Young People Living in Known Gang Areas
Crime and Victimization
Introduction
Gang Homicides in Five U.S. Cities
Homicidal Events among Mexican American Street Gangs: A Situational Analysis
Gang Membership and Offending Patterns
Deviant Youth Groups in 30 Countries: Results from the Second International Self-Report Delinquency Study
The Boulevard Ain't Safe for Your Kids…: Youth Gang Membership and Violent Victimization
Responses to Street Gangs, Programs, and Policies
Introduction
Is G.R.E.A.T Effective? Results from the National Evaluation of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program
The Comprehensive, Community-Wide Gang Program Model: Success and Failure
A Study of Police Gang Units in Six Cities
Focused Deterrence Strategies and the Reduction of Gang and Group-Involved Violence
"It's Getting Crazy Out There": Can a Civil Gang Injunction Change a Community?
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