6 edition of Youth gangs found in the catalog.
A description of youth gangs in the United States and the problems they create, including crime and violence.
|Statement||by Edward F. Dolan, Jr. and Shan Finney.|
|LC Classifications||HV6439.U5 D64 1984|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||141 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||141|
|LC Control Number||83026486|
The book’s goal is to help community leaders, police officers, teachers, and service providers better understand what research says about keeping kids out of gangs and to make informed decisions about how to best use limited resources to prevent joining a gang. In the wake of the UK riots and the British government’s new American-style ‘war on gangs’, this book is the definitive account of ‘how gangs work’.Author: James Densley.
In this ground-breaking new book on the Norteña and Sureña (North/South) youth gang dynamic, cultural anthropologist and linguist Norma Mendoza-Denton looks at the daily lives of young Latinas and their innovative use of speech, bodily practices, and symbolic exchanges that signal their gang affiliations and ideologies. The goal of the book (and a separate executive summary publication) is to help policymakers who make decisions about the best use of taxpayer dollars — and practitioners who work in the trenches, such as law enforcement officers, teachers and community services providers — understand what the research says about keeping kids out of gangs.
In , there were approximately , active street gang members in the United States, according to the National Youth Gang Center. In , the National Gang Intelligence Center of the Federal Bureau of Investigation asserted that "There are approximately million active street, prison, and outlaw gang members comprising more t gangs in the United . "Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling is a pioneering book about the interplay of colonialism, racism, and the production of Vietnamese youth gangs in Southern California. Lam's narrative is moving, rigorous, and deeply compelling.
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: Youth Gangs in American Society (): Shelden, Randall G., Tracy, Sharon K., Brown, William B.: BooksCited by: Youth Gangs is intended to be an overview yet in-depth discussion of issues of importance to social scientists such as race/ethnicity, gender, and violence in gangs.
The book is comprehensive since it continues to offer its own theory of youth gangs (Chapter Eight) and deals with history of youth gangs as well as gangs in other cultures 3/5(1). The book also critically reviews gang theory and the geographical trajectories of streets gangs from New York and Puerto Rico to Europe, the Caribbean and South America, as well as state-sponsored reactions and the enabling role of orthodox by: Youth Gangs is intended to be an overview yet in-depth discussion of issues of importance to social scientists such as race/ethnicity, gender, and violence in gangs.
The book is comprehensive since it continues to offer its own theory of youth gangs (Chapter Eight) and deals with history of youth gangs as well as gangs in other cultures Author: Robert J. Franzese. gang, group of people organized for a common purpose, often criminal.
Gangs of criminals were long known on the American frontier and also flourished in urban settings. Notorious were the outlaws led by Jesse James and his brother, the Sydney Ducks of San Francisco (active in the s), and the Hudson Dusters of turn-of-the-century New York City.
Modern criminal gangs. Youth Gangs book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The third edition of Youth Gangs (formerly Juvenile Gangs) represents a signif /5(2). The authors challenge popular and inaccurate definitions of gangs vs. non-gang youth groups, and show how the amazing diversity of gangs_both domestic and international_demands more rigorous study.
This book stimulates thinking about valid methods of defining and interpreting gang behavior, in order to better understand delinquent and criminal. Youth Gangs in International Perspective: Results from the Eurogang Program of Research.
Finn-Aage Esbensen and Cheryl Maxson, editors New York: Springer, p. Reviewer: James C. Howell | July This book will be of interest to scholars who are pursuing a broader understanding of gangs around the world. This book — organized into 11 chapters on topics such as what gangs and gang members look like, the gang subculture, criminal activities of gangs, and girls and gangs — provides a useful resource for educators, parents and youth workers looking to develop research-based ways to curtail this endemic : Jami Jones.
This whole and extensively revered survey of the literature on gangs and gang actions in America consists of theoretical views on why gangs exist, gang typologies, descriptions of gang actions, and quite a few intervention strategies for dealing with gangs. Book Description. Few issues attract greater concern and censure than those that surround youth 'gangs'.
Paradoxically, youth researchers have conventionally been reluctant to even use the term 'gang' but, more recently, such reluctance has receded.
This comprehensive and widely respected survey of the literature on gangs and gang activities in America includes theoretical perspectives on why gangs exist, gang typologies, descriptions of gang activities, and various intervention strategies for dealing with ant Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be.
Contemporary American youth gangs Youth gang violence Race, ethnicity, and contemporary youth gangs Female gang members and female gangs Gangs in Western history Youth street gangs in other countries Pieces of the puzzle: typologies and classical theories of youth gangs Theoretical propositions about youth.
YOUTH GANGS: THE PROBLEM AND THE RESPONSE YOUTH GANGS: THE PROBLEM Without a gang, you're an orphan. With a gang you walk in twos, threes, fours. And when your gang is the best, when you're a Jet, buddy boy, you're out in the sun and home free. INTRODUCTION A BRIEF HISTORY OF GANGS 1.
What Is a Gang and How Many Are There. What Do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like. The Gang Subculture. Criminal Activities of Gangs. Girls and Gangs. Adult Gangs. Why Are There Gangs. Gangs in Context: Inequality in American Society.
Legal Responses to Gangs. Brand: Cengage Learning. Youth Street Gangs. likes. Professor David Brotherton's new book on street gangs in the United States is the product of a long career of ethnographic research in the heart of ers: Youth perceptions of gangs/groups and youth violence --Getting involved in youth gangs/groups --Youth gang/group activities --How to respond: some suggestions from youth gang/group members --Youth gangs/group: comparing the views of police, school officials, social workers, parents, victims, and youth --Discussion --Summary of participants.
After I completed my legislative session, I immersed myself in this book project, and Winning the War Against Youth Gangs: A Guide for Teens, Families, and Communities took seed. I read several dozen books on the youth gang issue and conducted original research with youths in nine states, representing every region and type of neighborhood in.
Youth Gangs and Community Intervention. Research, Practice, and Evidence this book explores the role of social capital and collective efficacy in informing youth gang intervention and evaluation, the importance of focusing on youth development within the context of community opportunities and pressures, and the possibilities of better.
The book is primarily aimed at practitioners, policy makers, academics as well as those community-minded individuals concerned about youth violence and social book aims to challenge current thinking about serious youth violence and gangs, and their racialisation by the media and the police.
Findings indicated that a significant number of these youth were gang members (% of the sample) or involved in gangs (% of the sample). Youth gang members and gang-involved youth reported Author: Louis Kontos.Federal Data Tracking gang statistics and trends can help to assess the demographics of gangs in the U.S., including age range, prevalence, location, and types of crime associated with gangs.
This information can help to target prevention initiatives and interventions, and determine youth at risk for gang involvement."[Schneider's] study of Manhattan youth gangs in the years after World War II blends academic disciplines with the authors recollections of the events he ating history."-- Booklist, "A comprehensive and tantalizing picture of the street gang culture that was part of the New York City mythology from the '40s to the '70s.