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Gangs : opposing viewpoints

Author: William Dudley; Louise I Gerdes
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2005.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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Provides a collection of articles offering a variety of viewpoints on the subject of gangs.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dudley; Louise I Gerdes
ISBN: 0737722347 9780737722345 0737722355 9780737722352
OCLC Number: 55146999
Description: 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Gangs are a serious problem in American communities / Wesley McBride --
The media sensationalize the gang problem / Mike Carlie --
Gang migration from large cities is a serious problem / David M. Allender --
Gang experts exaggerate the threat of gang migration from large cities / Diane Schaefer --
Drug trafficking by gangs is a serious problem / National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations --
Gangs in Native American communities are a growing problem / Vince Beiser --
The number of girl gang members is growing / Catherine Edwards --
Deported U.S. gang members threaten Central American communities / Rupert Widdicombe, Duncan Campbell --
Young people join gangs because of social marginalization / James Diego Vigil --
Young people join gangs to make money selling drugs / Mark D. Freado --
The mass media influence young people to join gangs / Mike Carlie --
Young people are drawn to gangs for multiple reasons / California Attorney General's Office, Crime and Violence Prevention Center --
A national law enforcement strategy is needed to combat gangs / Dianne Feinstein --
A national law enforcement strategy is an inadequate solution to the problem of gangs / Mariel Garza --
Laws against gang activities reduce gang violence / John Gibeaut --
Laws against gang activities unfairly target minority youth / Ryan Pintado-Vertner, Jeff Chang --
Antiloitering laws reduce gang violence / Richard K. Willard --
Antiloitering laws unfairly target minorities / Dorothy Roberts --
Injunctions restricting gang activities reduce gang violence / Gregory S. Walston --
Injunctions restricting gang activities alone are ineffective / Wendy Thomas Russell --
Communities should provide economic and social support for potential and past gang members / Martin McHugh --
Communities must stand up to gang intimidation / Paul Douglas White --
Communities should treat gang violence as a public health problem / Allen L. Hixon --
Parents can discourage gang involvement / Kendra Hamilton --
Youths must take individual responsibility to steer clear of gangs / Melissa Ezarik.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: William Dudley and Louise I. Gerdes, book editors.

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Provides a collection of articles offering a variety of viewpoints on the subject of gangs.

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