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Policing gangs and youth violence

Author: Scott H Decker
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2003.
Series: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presented in this book are current practices within policing and juvenile justice (focusing on gangs), which utilize the community-policing model. By looking at specific strategies and their efficacy, the authors attempt to combat a major perceived problem with community policing; that the methodology of community policing can be subjective and nebulous, using ill-defined and misinterpreted practices. This book  Read more...
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Policing gangs and youth violence.
Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2003
(OCoLC)646688928
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scott H Decker
ISBN: 0534598412 9780534598419
OCLC Number: 51028549
Description: xiii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Gangs, community policing, and problem solving / Jack R. Greene --
Policing gangs in an era of community policing / Vincent J. Webb, Charles M. Katz --
Boston's Youth Violence Prevention Program : a comprehensive community-wide approach / Jack McDevitt, Anthony Braga, Dana Nurge, Michael Buerger --
Problem solving to reduce gang and drug-related violence in Indianapolis / Edmund F. McGarrell, Steven Chermak --
From Boston to Boyle Heights : the process and prospects of a "pulling levers" strategy in a Los Angeles barrio / George Tita, K. Jack Riley, Peter Greenwood --
Evaluating nuisance abatement at gang and drug houses in Chicago / James R. "Chip" Coldren, Jr., Daniel F. Higgins --
Beyond curfews and crackdowns : an overview of the Mountlake Terrace Neutral Zone-AmeriCorps Program / Quint C. Thurman, David G. Mueller --
Suppression without prevention, prevention without suppression : gang intervention in St. Louis / Scott H. Decker, G. David Curry --
The Anti-Gang Initiative in Detroit : an aggressive enforcement approach to gangs / Timothy S. Bynum, Sean P. Varano --
For the sake of the neighborhood? : civil gang injunctions as a gang intervention tool in Southern California / Cheryl L. Maxson, Karen Hennigan, David C. Sloane --
Gang suppression through saturation patrol and aggressive curfew and truancy enforcement : a quasi-experimental test of the Dallas Anti-Gang Initiative / Eric J. Fritsch, Tory J. Caeti, Robert W. Taylor --
Policing gangs and youth violence : where do we stand, where do we go from here? / Scott H. Decker.
Series Title: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Responsibility: edited by Scott H. Decker.
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Part I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Gangs, Community Policing, and Problem Solving (Jack R. Greene). 2. Policing Gangs in an Era of Community Policing (Vincent J. Webb and Charles M. Katz). Part II: PROBLEM Read more...

 
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