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Introduction to Gangs in America

ISBN-10: 1439869456
ISBN-13: 9781439869451
Edition: 2011
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List price: $60.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 12/2/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 170
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

He is Professor of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.

George V. Higgins was a lawyer, journalist, teacher, & the author of 29 books, including "Bomber's Law," "Trust" & "Kennedy for the Defense."

Preface
Gangs
Introduction
The Structure of Gangs
Types of Gangs
Racial and Ethnic Gangs
Chicano/Hispanic Gangs
Asian Gangs
Vietnamese Gangs
Chinese Gangs
Filipino Gangs
African-American Gangs
Types of Gang Members
Gang Members: Perpetrators and Victims
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Gangs and Homicide
Introduction
Defining and Counting Gang Homicides
Characteristics of Gang Homicides
Who Is Involved
Where Gang Homicides Occur
How Gang Homicides Are Committed
Drive-By Shootings
Homicide and Other Criminal Offenses
Gang Homicide and Community Crime Rates
Gang Homicide and Other Homicides/Assaults
Drug Trafficking
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Gangs and Police
Introduction
Police Response to Gangs
Police Gang Units
Gang Unit Officers
Community Partners Working with Police
Creating and Sustaining a Successful Strategy to Address Gang Problems
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Gangs and Schools
Introduction
Extent of Gangs in Schools
Motivations to Joining a Gang
Gang Recruitment
Effects of Gang Membership and School Gang Affiliation
Gangs and School Violence
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Motorcycle Gangs
Introduction
America's Motorcycle Gangs: A Brief History
Biker Violence in Other Countries
Europe's Five Major Biker Gangs
Motorcycle Gangs in the United States: The Big Four
The Outlaws
Patches and Colors of the Outlaws
The Relationships and Confederation of Outlaws
The Hell's Angels
The Bandidos
The Pagans
Gang Structure
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
The Outlaws Motorcycle Gang
History of the Outlaws
Organization and Definition of Officers
Colors and Patches of Sets and Memberships
A Day in the Life of an Outlaw
Criminal Behaviors
Brotherhood and Collegiality
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
The Pagans Motorcycle Club
History of the Pagans Motorcycle Club
Membership
Criminal Activities
Patches and Colors
Chapters and Subsets
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Readings
The Bandidos Motorcycle Club
Introduction
A Short History of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club
Criminal History of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
The Hell's Angels
Introduction
A Short History of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
Membership Requirements
Patches and Colors of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club Charters
Crime, Criminals, and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Reading
Women in Gangs
Introduction
Research on Females in Gangs
The Number of Females in Gangs
Crimes and Delinquency of Females in Gangs
Risk Factors Associated with Females Joining Gangs
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Prison Gangs
Introduction
What Is a Prison Gang?
Profiles of Prison Gangs
Bloods
Aryan Brotherhood
Black Guerrilla Family
Mexican Mafia
Texas Syndicate
Neta
Islamic Gangs
Structure of Prison Gangs
Prison Gangs and Prison Culture
Prison Gang Leaders
Prison Gangs and Violence
How Prison Officials Work to Control Prison Gangs
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Gang Policy
Community Policies
Spergel and Curry's Developmental Community Interventions
Community Organization
Social Intervention
Opportunities Provision
Suppression
Effectiveness of These Policies
A Risk-Focused Approach
Individual Characteristics
Bonding
Healthy Beliefs and Clear Standards
Examples of Community Policies and Programs to Reduce Gangs and Gang Life
Legal Policies
Policing
Prosecution
Legislature
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Internet Resources
Index

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