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Gangs

Author: J D Lloyd
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©2002.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gangs have existed in the United States since the mid-1800s. Today, the increasing use of guns has made gang violence more deadly for members and others. This volume explores the consequences of gang violence, the problem of gangs in rural and suburban America, and the means to reduce gang activity.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gangs.
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, 2002
(OCoLC)45100267
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J D Lloyd
ISBN: 0737706694 9780737706697 0737706686 9780737706680 073770831X 9780737708318 0737708301 9780737708301
OCLC Number: 716158413
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: History of gangs: Early twentieth-century gang precursors / Lewis Yablonsky --
Impact of World War II on gangs / Eric C. Schneider --
Origins of Mexican American gangs / Ruben Martinez --
African American street gangs in California / California Department of Justice --
Expanding identity of gangs: Wide variety of gangs / Gang Crime Prevention Center --
Rise of girl gangs / Catherine Edwards --
Prison gangs / Tiffany Danitz --
Nontraditional gangs / Steven L. Sachs --
Profile of a suburban gangster / Dan Korem --
Life in a gang: Functions of gang violence / Alan McEvoy, Edsel Erickson, and Norman Randolph --
Gangs in cyberspace / Karen Kaplan --
Changing look at gangsters / Michael Krikorian --
Homegirl survival stories / Donna DeCesare --
Caught between two cultures / Saroeum Phuong, as told to S. Beth Atkin --
Causes of gang involvement: Gang membership can fulfill many adolescent needs / Francine Hallcom --
Directionless teens are vulnerable to gang recruitment / Steven L. Sachs --
Adult absence can lead teens to join gangs / Mike Clements --
Emotional problems of gang members / Lewis Yablonsky --
Why girls join gangs / Paul Palango --
Measures to reduce and prevent gang activity: Government efforts in gang prevention / Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention --
Job-skills training for gang members / Carol Ann Morrow --
Street intervention / Alona Wartofsky --
Mothers against gangs / Laura Laughlin --
Intervention methods for gang girls: special considerations / Mark S. Fleisher --
Organizations to contact.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series.
Responsibility: J.D. Lloyd, book editor.
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Gangs have existed in the United States since the mid-1800s. Today, the increasing use of guns has made gang violence more deadly for members and others. This volume explores the consequences of gang violence, the problem of gangs in rural and suburban America, and the means to reduce gang activity.

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