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American Street Gangs

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1st
ISBN13:

9780131710795

ISBN10:
0131710796
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/3/2005
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This book provides a comprehensive review of all the critical elements relevant to the growing phenomenon of gang life. It is designed to provide the necessary background material of gangs so that readers gain a clear idea of the cultural and structural components of gang activity.This book provides an examination of the history of gangs, socio-psychological aspects of individual and group behavior, the major theories and socio-economic reasons as to why gangs exist, descriptions of all types of gangs, as well as law enforcement techniques.For those in law enforcement and criminal justice careers as well as the sociology field.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments ix
About the Author xi
What Is a Gang?
1(34)
Delinquency and Gangs
1(5)
Definition of a Gang
6(2)
General Description of Gangs and Gang Members
8(4)
Statistics: Counting Gangs and Gang Members
12(1)
Non-Street Gangs
13(14)
Prison Gangs
27(7)
Summary
34(1)
A History of Gangs
35(31)
The Early 1800s: The Birth of Street Gangs
36(2)
Mid-1800s: The Escalation of New York City Street Gangs
38(4)
The Civil War Period--1900
42(2)
The Early 1900s: The Spread of Street Gangs
44(6)
The Mid-1900s: An Expansion and Shift in Geographic Gang Dominance
50(9)
Contemporary Gangs (1970s to the Present): An Epidemic
59(6)
Summary
65(1)
Theoretical Explanations of Gangs
66(35)
Biological and Psychological Theories
67(8)
Sociological Theories
75(25)
Summary
100(1)
Socioeconomic Explanations of Gangs
101(26)
Traditional Socioeconomic Factors
101(11)
Kicks and Thrills
112(14)
Summary
126(1)
Gang Structure and Process
127(29)
Gang Structure
127(14)
Turning: The Socialization of a Gang Member
141(9)
Code of the Street: Respect
150(5)
Summary
155(1)
Street Gangs: Local, Regional, and Super-Sized
156(47)
Gang Denial
156(2)
American Rural Youth Gangs
158(1)
Local and Regional Gangs
159(19)
Super-Sized Gang Nations
178(17)
Asian Gangs
195(7)
Summary
202(1)
Female Gangs and Gang Members
203(25)
Female Gang Participation
204(4)
Female Gangsters
208(2)
Types of Female Gangs
210(3)
Criminal Activities
213(6)
Relationships with Males and School
219(5)
Gang Families
224(3)
Summary
227(1)
Criminal Activities of Street Gangs
228(22)
Normal Activities of Gang Members
228(1)
Drugs: Use, Sale, and Distribution
229(6)
Violence
235(4)
Homicide
239(4)
Other Criminal Activities
243(5)
Summary
248(2)
Gang Prevention, Suppression, and Treatment
250(40)
Prevention Strategies
250(14)
Suppression Strategies
264(19)
Gang Treatment Programs
283(5)
Summary
288(2)
Implications for the Future
290(17)
A Review
290(5)
Recent and Pending Legislation to Combat Gangs
295(8)
Summary
303(4)
References 307(18)
Index 325


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