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American Street Gangs

American Street Gangs - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131710795

Cover of American Street Gangs 06 (ISBN 978-0131710795)
ISBN13: 978-0131710795
ISBN10: 0131710796
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No

List price: $105.50

American Street Gangs - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131710795

Tim Delaney

ISBN13: 978-0131710795
ISBN10: 0131710796
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

For undergraduate Gangs in American Society, Criminology, and Crime and Culture courses in Sociology or Criminal Justice departments.

Designed to introduce students to the cultural and structural components of gang activity, American Street Gangs presents a comprehensive review of all the critical elements relevant to the growing phenomenon of gang life. It provides a clear 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 designed to combat gangs.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. What is a Gang?

2. A History of Gangs.

3. Theoretical Explanations of Gangs.

4. Socio-economic Explanations of Gangs.

5. Gang Structure and Process.

6. Street Gangs: Local, Regional, and Supersized.

7. Female Gangs.

8. Criminal Activities of Street Gangs.

9. Gang Prevention, Suppression and Treatment.

10. Conclusion.

Bibliography.

Index.