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Taking action against gangs

Author: Sarah Levete
Publisher: New York, NY : Rosen Central, 2010.
Series: Taking action (Rosen Central (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st ed
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There are approximately 24,000 gangs in the U.S. with nearly 750,000 members. This book presents the consequences of gangs, such as gun violence, drug use, and vandalism, in a straightforward and non-judgmental way. The author examines some of the motivations for joining gangs, so that well-informed readers have the knowledge to say no to gang involvement, and to warn peers of the consequences.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Levete
ISBN: 9781435896666 1435896661 9781435896680 1435896688 9781615324903 1615324909
OCLC Number: 423217404
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: What are gangs and knife crime? --
Different kinds of gang --
What do gangs do? --
Why do people get involved in gangs and knife crime? --
The effects of gang and knife crime --
What does the law say? --
Can we stop gangs and knife crime? --
Staying safe.
Series Title: Taking action (Rosen Central (Firm))
Other Titles: Gangs
Responsibility: Sarah Levete.

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There are approximately 24,000 gangs in the U.S. with nearly 750,000 members. This book presents the consequences of gangs, such as gun violence, drug use, and vandalism, in a straightforward and non-judgmental way. The author examines some of the motivations for joining gangs, so that well-informed readers have the knowledge to say no to gang involvement, and to warn peers of the consequences.

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