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Youth Gangs in American Society

Youth Gangs in American Society - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534615697

Cover of Youth Gangs in American Society 3RD 04 (ISBN 978-0534615697)
ISBN13: 978-0534615697
ISBN10: 0534615694
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2004
International: No

List price: $155.75

Youth Gangs in American Society - 3RD 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534615697

Randall G. Shelden, Sharon K. Tracy and William B. Brown

ISBN13: 978-0534615697
ISBN10: 0534615694
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This comprehensive 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 gangs.

Benefits:

  • NEW!-Up-to-date data on the number of gangs and gang members.
  • Very comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities.
  • Accessible, student friendly writing-style, but also appropriate for graduate-level courses.
  • Chapter 8 (Gangs in Context: Inequality in American Society), explores the relationship between the changes in the U.S. socioeconomic landscape and the growth of gangs.
  • This text includes high-interest topics such as gang migration, rational choice theory, institutional anomie theory, media images of girl gangs, gangs and drugs, and updates on gang violence.
  • Chapter 2 (Gang Structures) offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
  • This title can be packaged with any Wadsworth textbook at a significant discount. Please contact your local Thomson/Wadsworth sales representative for more details.
  • NEW!-A new section on rural gangs.
  • NEW!-New information on girls and gangs, including data from Jody Miller's book ONE OF THE GUYS.
  • NEW!-Expanded section on post-traumatic stress syndrome and how it relates to gang members.
  • NEW!-Completely updated information on the "social context of gangs."
  • NEW!-New data about gang members' families.
  • NEW!-Critical comments on recent anti-gang initiatives.
  • NEW!-Comments about the war on terrorism and on Iraq and how these events relate to gangs.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Foreward.

1. Introduction.
2. What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?
3. The Gang Subculture.
4. Criminal Activities of Gangs.
5. Girls and Gangs.
6. Why are There Gangs?
7. Gangs in Context: Inequality in American Society.
8. Community-Based and National Intervention Strategies.
9. Legal Intervention Strategies.
10. Conclusions. Reference.

Name Index.
Subject Index.