Policing Gangs in America

ISBN-10: 0521616549
ISBN-13: 9780521616546
Edition: 2006
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Description: This study describes the assumptions, issues, problems, and events that characterise, shape, and define the police response to gangs in America today. It focuses on gang unit officers and the environment in which they work, describing how gang units  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This study describes the assumptions, issues, problems, and events that characterise, shape, and define the police response to gangs in America today. It focuses on gang unit officers and the environment in which they work, describing how gang units respond to community gang problems.

Dr Vincent Webb received his Ph.D. in sociology from the State University of Iowa. He served as chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for over 20 years and as chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Arizona State University for seven years. In 2005 he joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale as Director of the Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency and Corrections. Dr Webb has published in a variety of criminology and criminal justice journals including Justice Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, and Criminology. He is the coauthor/coeditor of three other books on criminal justice topics. He served as the Principal Investigator for the Joint Commission on Criminal Justice and Criminology Education and Standards. He is a former President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has presented research papers at numerous conference both in the United States and in several other countries, and he has served as a consultant on several national research projects evaluating criminal justice policies and practices.

Studying the police response to gangs
Setting and methods
Historical analysis of gangs and gang control
Scope and nature of the current gang problem
Form, function, and management of the police gang unit
The gang unit officer
On the job
Policing gangs in a time of community policing
Conclusion and implications
References

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