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Gangsters : fifty years of madness, drugs, and death on the streets of America

Author: Lewis Yablonsky
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1997.
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Part memoir and part sociology, this is a study of American street gangs during the second half of the 20th century. Included in the text are autobiographical excerpts from the author's extensive  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yablonsky, Lewis.
Gangsters.
New York : New York University Press, ©1997
(DLC) 96035713
(OCoLC)35620229
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Yablonsky
ISBN: 0585316309 9780585316307 9780814789131 0814789137 0814796796 9780814796795 9780814796887 0814796885
OCLC Number: 45733572
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 237 pages)
Contents: The current gang problem --
Gangs in the 20th century --
Gang characteristics --
Black and chicano gangs : in and out of prison --
Why gangs kill : the sociopath factor --
Some effective interventions --
The therapeutic community approach to gangs --
Varied theoretical viewpoints --
The violent gang as a near-group --
Joining a positive gang : a plan for treating gangsters in a therapeutic community.
Responsibility: Lewis Yablonsky.

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