Youth Gangs in American Society

  • Filename: youth-gangs-in-american-society.
  • ISBN: 9781133049562
  • Release Date: 2012-06-14
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Randall Shelden
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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 gangs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Youth Gangs in American Society

  • Filename: youth-gangs-in-american-society.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015031878765
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Randall G. Shelden
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

"For many people, the typical image of youth gangs continues to be the popular media's portrayal of Bloods, Crips, and Skin Heads. But are today's gangs really that easy to classify?" "Surprisingly, the answer is no according to Youth Gangs in American Society." "Youth Gangs in American Society is one of the few criminal justice studies to explore the phenomenon of gangs as an outgrowth of society's need to explain crimes committed by children. It investigates the history and development of gangs through a broad approach that looks at several sociological aspects related to gangs - from the basic human need to bond to the media and law enforcement's responsibility for creating an image of gangs that does not always reflect reality." "Youth Gangs in American Society also provides readers with a scholarly study of gangs supported by the latest research and statistics. It is an essential resource for anyone who needs to understand gang typology, culture, and activities, particularly students of criminal justice, social work, and sociology." "In addition, a special chapter entitled "Girls and Gangs" examines this frequently overlooked topic. And two chapters on gang intervention strategies helps readers translate current theory and research into effective action plans."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Youth Gangs in American Society

  • Filename: youth-gangs-in-american-society.
  • ISBN: 1428816410
  • Release Date: 2006-12
  • Number of pages: 104
  • Author: Charlie W. Sheldon
  • Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

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Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in American Society

  • Filename: delinquency-and-juvenile-justice-in-american-society.
  • ISBN: 9781478610175
  • Release Date: 2011-08-08
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Randall G. Shelden
  • Publisher: Waveland Press

Extensively revised, the second edition blends theory, research, and applications into a superb overview of the complex issues surrounding juvenile delinquency and societys attempts to address juvenile crime. After providing an excellent historical foundation, Shelden presents the theories essential to understanding crime and delinquency. He then explores the system and its effects on juveniles and society, including comprehensive coverage of female delinquency. The social, legal, and political influences on how the public perceives juveniles and the inequality in U.S. society that affects families, communities, and schools are highlighted throughout the book. The concluding chapter looks at solutions that have worked and identifies trends in treating juvenile delinquency. The authors almost four decades of teaching about and researching juveniles and the system make him eminently qualified to offer readers the tools necessary to think critically about delinquency and to evaluate the policies enacted to manage the juveniles who violate the laws. Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in American Society, 2/E provides affordable, up-to-date, easily accessible, and thorough analysis of a significant topic.

Gangs in America s Communities

  • Filename: gangs-in-america-s-communities.
  • ISBN: 9781412979535
  • Release Date: 2011-11-09
  • Number of pages: 347
  • Author: James C. Howell
  • Publisher: SAGE

This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and theoretically-grounded approach to gangs and youth violence. It covers significant topics of interest to gang scholars and practitioners and, in doing so, serves to prepare students to work with gang members, develop and manage anti-gang programs, or engage in scholarly endeavors. The book introduces readers to the foundations of gang studies through the origins of gangs, definitions and categories of youth/street gangs (and the distinctions between these arguably different types), national and international trends, distinguishing features of serious street gangs, what works with gangs and what doesn’t, and myths and realities. James Howell’s extensive experience in this area allows access to the most authoritative national survey data on gang trends, providing insight into topics such as female gangs, migration of gang members, small-town gangs versus the major adult gangs in large cities, gang homicides and drug trafficking.

Youth Gangs Racism and Schooling

  • Filename: youth-gangs-racism-and-schooling.
  • ISBN: 9781137475596
  • Release Date: 2015-09-01
  • Number of pages: 187
  • Author: Kevin D. Lam
  • Publisher: Springer

Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling examines the formation of Vietnamese American youth gangs in Southern California. Lam addresses the particularities of racism, violence, and schooling in an era of anti-youth legislation and frames gang members as post-colonial subjects, offering an alternative analysis toward humanization and decolonization.

Girls Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

  • Filename: girls-delinquency-and-juvenile-justice.
  • ISBN: 1118454065
  • Release Date: 2014-01-28
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Meda Chesney-Lind
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

In the last two decades data on girls' detention and incarceration reveals a remarkable shift in their treatment, resulting in increased arrest and detention. It is now the case that girls coming into the criminal justice system are much more likely to be jailed. In light of girls' increased arrests for delinquency, this book--the only textbook to focus exclusively on girls and crime--is both timely and highly relevant. The new edition of "Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice" combines cutting-edge research and expanded coverage of girls' violence to include data showing that, despite media hype, girls are not becoming more violent. It also covers girls in gangs and the emerging literature on the sexual trafficking of girls, adding some complexity to the sometimes over-hyped discussion of this issue. The overall approach is global in context.


  • Filename: gangs.
  • ISBN: 079141325X
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 355
  • Author: Scott Cummings
  • Publisher: SUNY Press

This book is an examination of contemporary gangs in American cities. Gangs have proliferated over the past ten years and pose a new set of challenges to public officials, law enforcement agencies, and urban educators. Most major cities are now confronted with serious problems derived from gang violence, drug traffic, and disruption of the public educational system. In the face of deindustrialization and deepening recession, many minority youngsters view gangs as attractive alternatives to a futile search for employment in a deteriorating urban economy. Perhaps most significant, gangs are now beginning to emerge in small and medium-sized cities. Some of the nation s leading scientists and scholars have been brought together in this book to examine the contemporary contours of America s gang problem, including Daniel J. Monti, Joan Moore, Scott Cummings, Howard Pinderhughes, Diego Vigil, Ray Hutchison, Felix Padilla, Jerome H. Skolnick, Pat Jackson, and Robert A. Destro. New material dealing with wilding gangs, migration and drug trafficking, and public educational disruption appear in this volume. Other topics covered include how gangs are organized, what social function they serve, their relation to conventional society, and the social and psychological factors that contribute to their rise. The relationship of the contemporary gang problem to past research is explored, and a rich variety of case histories and comparative analysis is presented. The book also includes a section on public policy."

American Youth Gangs at the Millennium

  • Filename: american-youth-gangs-at-the-millennium.
  • ISBN: UOM:49015002964089
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 389
  • Author: Finn-Aage Esbensen
  • Publisher: Waveland PressInc

For generations, scholars, law enforcement personnel, politicians and the media have tried to understand and explain youth gangs and violence. This insightful collection contains the work of leading scholars, integrating previously published articles with new material to provide the most comprehensive information about the status of American youth gangs. The topics are grouped in four sections: The first section explores the issues and ramifications of current terminology and survey information. In the second section, nontraditional gangs, such as female gangs and hybrid gangs, are disucssed. The third section attempts to examine gang activities objectively and place them in a proper perspective. The final section looks at historical and current response techniques to youth gangs, such as suppression, prevention and legal injunctions.

Gangs in America III

  • Filename: gangs-in-america-iii.
  • ISBN: 9780761924241
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 332
  • Author: C. Ronald Huff
  • Publisher: SAGE

As communities face ever-growing gang-related problems, Gangs in America III provides the most up-to-date information on the diverse perspectives and complex issues that arise in our efforts to understand, prevent, and control gang violence and crime.

Girls Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

  • Filename: girls-delinquency-and-juvenile-justice.
  • ISBN: 0534557740
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 345
  • Author: Meda Chesney-Lind
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

This award-winning text was the first book devoted solely to the topic of female delinquency and the treatment of young girls by the juvenile justice system. It sheds new light on the special problems of delinquent girls by taking into account what it is like to grow up female in a patriarchal society. Based on extensive and original research, the text provides compelling firsthand accounts as well as solid research and theory.

Encyclopedia of Gangs

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-gangs.
  • ISBN: 0313334021
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 289
  • Author: Louis Kontos
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Examines gangs throughout the United States in over eighty entries covering topics such as history, the wide range of communities where gangs form, and their increasingly complex lifestyle.

Reluctant Gangsters

  • Filename: reluctant-gangsters.
  • ISBN: 9781134022267
  • Release Date: 2013-01-11
  • Number of pages: 204
  • Author: John Pitts
  • Publisher: Routledge

This book provides an account of the emergence, nature and impact of armed youth gangs in an East London Borough over the last decade. It describes the challenges these armed young men and women pose to their communities, those charged with preventing crime and those struggling to vouchsafe 'community safety'. While the focus of the book is 'local', the processes it outlines and the effects it chronicles have both a national and international relevance. It argues that the main reason behind the emergence of the armed youth gang has been the coalesence of two previously discreet socially deviant groups; the rowdy, episodically criminal, adolescent peer group on the one hand and the locally-based organized criminal network on the other. The book analyses the impact of the globalisation of the drugs trade and the consequent shift in the focus of local organized crime from the 'blag' to the 'business'. It also discusses how socio-economic and cultural factors, as well as family and neighbourhood histories and loyalties and localized racial antagonisms all play their part in the emergence of the armed youth gang.

Youth Gangs and Street Children

  • Filename: youth-gangs-and-street-children.
  • ISBN: 9780857450999
  • Release Date: 2011-07-30
  • Number of pages: 180
  • Author: Paula Heinonen
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books

The rapidly expanding population of youth gangs and street children is one of the most disturbing issues in many cities around the world. These children are perceived to be in a constant state of destitution, violence and vagrancy, and therefore must be a serious threat to society, needing heavy-handed intervention and 'tough love' from concerned adults to impose societal norms on them and turn them into responsible citizens. However, such norms are far from the lived reality of these children. The situation is further complicated by gender-based violence and masculinist ideologies found in the wider Ethiopian culture, which influence the proliferation of youth gangs. By focusing on gender as the defining element of these children's lives - as they describe it in their own words - this book offers a clear analysis of how the unequal and antagonistic gender relations that are tolerated and normalized by everyday school and family structures shape their lives at home and on the street.

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