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Youth gangs in American society

Author: Randall G Shelden; Sharon K Tracy; William B Brown
Publisher: Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., 1997.
Series: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
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For many people, the typical image of youth gangs continues to be the popular media's portrayal of Bloods, Crips, and Skin Heads. But are today's gangs really that easy to classify? Surprisingly, the answer is no according to Youth Gangs in American Society. Youth Gangs in American Society is one of the few criminal justice studies to explore the phenomenon of gangs as an outgrowth of society's need to explain
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Shelden, Randall G., 1943-
Youth gangs in American society.
Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., 1997
(OCoLC)603818658
Online version:
Shelden, Randall G., 1943-
Youth gangs in American society.
Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., 1997
(OCoLC)607673673
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randall G Shelden; Sharon K Tracy; William B Brown
ISBN: 0534221343 9780534221348
OCLC Number: 34149917
Description: xvii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Why Are There Gangs? --
3. What Do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like? --
4. The Gang Subculture --
5. Criminal Activities of Gangs --
6. Girls and Gangs --
7. Community and National Intervention Strategies --
8. Legal Intervention Strategies --
9. Conclusions.
Series Title: Contemporary issues in crime and justice series.
Responsibility: Randall G. Shelden, Sharon K. Tracy, William B. Brown.

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This comprehensive book, based on current research findings, examines the issues surroundings troubled youth. The authors provide historical, structural, and cultural context for analyzing gang  Read more...

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