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The modern gang reader

Author: Arlen Egley
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arlen Egley
ISBN: 0195330668 9780195330663
OCLC Number: 153580302
Description: xv, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: section I. Defining and understanding gangs --
1. Defining and researching gangs / Robert J. Bursik Jr., Harold G. Grasmick --
2. The history of gang research / Scott H. Decker, Barrik Van Winkle --
3. A multiple marginality framework of gangs / James Diego Vigil --
4. The antecedents of gang membership / Terence P. Thornberry, Marvin D. Krohn, Alan J. Lizotte, Carolyn A. Smith, Kimberly Tobin --
5. Getting into gangs / Jody Miller --
6. Leaving the gang / Scott H. Decker, Janet L. Lauritsen --
section II. Distribution and structures of gangs --
7. Recent patterns of gang problems in the United States : results from the 1996-2002 National Youth Gang Survey / Arlen Egley Jr., James C. Howell, Aline K. Major --
8. The evolution of street gangs : an examination of form and variation / Deborah Lamm Weisel --
9. Street gangs : a cross-national perspective / Malcolm W. Klein --
10. Gang members on the move / Cheryl L. Maxson --
11. Inside the Fremont Hustlers / Mark S. Fleisher --
12. The working gang / Felix Padilla --
13. An overview of the challenge of prison gangs / Mark S. Fleisher, Scott H. Decker --
section III. Race, ethnicity, and gender in gangs --
14. Race and gender differences between gang and nongang youths : results from a multi-site study / Finn-Aage Esbensen, L. Thomas Winfree Jr. --
15. Chinese gangs and extortion / Ko-Lin Chin --
16. Patterns of ethnic violence in a Frankfurt street gang / Hermann Tertilt --
17. Female gangs : a focus on research / Joan Moore, John Hagedorn --
18. The impact of sex composition on gangs and gang member delinquency / Dana Peterson, Jody Miller, Finn-Aage Esbensen --
section IV. Gangs, violence, and drugs --
19. Membership in youth gangs and involvement in serious and violent offending / Terence P. Thornberry --
20. Gang involvement and delinquency in a middle school population / G. David Curry, Scott H. Decker, Arlen Egley Jr. --
21. Situations of violence in the lives of girl gang members / Geoffrey Hunt, Karen Joe-Laidler --
22. Defining gang homicide : an updated look at member and motive approaches / Cheryl L. Maxson, Malcolm W. Klein --
23. Gang homicide in L.A., 1981-2001 / George Tita, Allan Abrahamse --
24. Street gang crime in Chicago / Carolyn Rebecca Block, Richard Block --
25. 'Getting high and getting by' : dimensions of drug selling behaviors among American Mexican gang members in South Texas / Avelardo Valdez, Stephen J. Sifaneck --
section V. Programs and policies --
26. Public policy responses to gangs : evaluating the outcomes / Noelle E. Fearn, Scott H. Decker, G. David Curry --
27. G-Dog and the homeboys / Celeste Fremon --
28. New approaches to the strategic prevention of gang and group-involved violence / Anthony A. Braga, David M. Kennedy, George E. Tita --
29. A study of police gang units in six cities / Vincent J. Webb, Charles M. Katz --
30. Gang problems and gang programs in a national sample of schools : summary / Gary D. Gottfredson, Denise C. Gottfredson --
31. The national evaluation of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program / Finn-Aage Esbensen --
32. Antigang legislation and its potential impact : the promises and the pitfalls / Beth Bjerregaard --
33. For the sake of the neighborhood? : civil gang injunctions as a gang intervention tool in Southern California / Cheryl L. Maxson, Karen Hennigan, David C. Sloan.
Responsibility: [edited by] Arlen Egley, Jr. [and others].

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