Chasing after street gangs: a forty-year journey

Four levels of street gang information -- A review of gang and non-gang jurisdictions -- Relationships of gang presence to city size and -- Location; the overall prevalence of street gangs -- Street gangs and other groups, youth and adult -- Street gangs defined : the difference between definers and...

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Main Author: Klein, Malcolm W.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Upper Saddle River, NJ Pearson Prentice Hall 2007
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
UB: KB 9 E 1005
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Summary:Four levels of street gang information -- A review of gang and non-gang jurisdictions -- Relationships of gang presence to city size and -- Location; the overall prevalence of street gangs -- Street gangs and other groups, youth and adult -- Street gangs defined : the difference between definers and descriptors of street gangs -- Street gang members and nongang youth -- Predictors of gang membership, prevalence of gang members in different communities and the dangers of over-identifying gang members -- Street gang crime definitions -- "Member-related" "Motive-related", and "gang-furtherance" meanings of gang-related criminal acts -- Contexts for understanding street gangs -- Street gangs are groups -- The largely ignored fact about street gangs. -- Group processes that make gangs -- Qualitatively different from most other groups -- Five street gang structures and their implications -- Street gangs in cross-national perspective -- Gangs in Europe (the eurogang program) and the consequences for generic knowledge of street gangs -- Approaches to street gang control, from early prevention, through intervention, to outright suppression -- Program implementation, success, and failure -- Concluding comments : the next ten years -- Selected supplemental readings
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:XVII, 96 S.
ISBN:0131709488