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Gangs in America's Communities

ISBN-10: 1412979536
ISBN-13: 9781412979535
Edition: 2012
Authors: James C. Howell
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Book details

List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

James C. (Buddy) Howell, Ph.D., worked at the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the U.S. Department of Justice for 21 years, mostly as Director of Research and Program Development. He also served as Deputy Administrator of OJJDP. He currently is Senior Research Associate with the National Gang Center in Tallahassee, Florida, where he has researched gangs for the past 15 years. He has published 40 works on youth and street gangs, and a similar number on juvenile justice and youth violence, including 3 books. One of which, Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency (SAGE) is now in its second edition. Some of his published works have appeared in Crime & Delinquency (SAGE), Criminology, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency (SAGE), and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice (SAGE). Dr. Howell is very active in helping States and localities reform their juvenile justice system and employ evidence-based programs, and in working with these entities in addressing gang problems in a research-based, data-driven, and balanced approach.

History of Gangs in the United States
Myths and Realities of Youth Gangs
Defining Gangs and Gang Members
Early Gang Theories and Modern-Day Applications
Gang Involvement as a Developmental Trajectory
Girls and Gangs
National Gang Problem Trends: 1996 to 2009
Urban Gangs and Violence
What Works: Gang Prevention
What Works: a Comprehensive Gang Program Model
Glossary
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