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Youth violence in Latin America : gangs and juvenile justice in perspective

Author: Gareth A Jones; Dennis Rodgers
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: Studies of the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This volume provides a systematic overview of the contemporary Latin American youth violence phenomenon. The authors focus specifically on youth gangs, juvenile justice issues, and applied research concerns.
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Genre/Form: études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gareth A Jones; Dennis Rodgers
ISBN: 0230600565 9780230600560
OCLC Number: 319155333
Description: xvi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface: Wagner's testimony --
Youth Violence in Latin America: an overview and agenda for research / Dennis Rodgers and Gareth A. Jones --
Living in the Shadow of Death: Gangs, Violence, and Social Order in urban Nicaragua, 1996-2002 / Dennis Rodgers --
Security at Stake: Dealing with Violence and Public (In)security in a Popular Neighborhood in Guadalajara, Mexico / Monique Sonnevelt --
Good Times and Bad Blood: Violence, Solidarity and Social Organization on Dominican Streets / Jon Wolseth --
"Gaining Respect": The Logic of Violence among Young Men in the Barrios of Caracas, Venezuela / Verónica Zubillaga --
Piloting Experimental Methods in Youth Gang Research: A Camping Expedition with Rival Manchas in Ayacucho, Peru / Cordula Strocka --
The Dilemmas of Politically Sensitive Medicalized Approaches to Reducing Youth Violence in Pelotas, Brazil / Dominique P. Béhague --
Understanding the Logic of Nicaraguan Juvenile Justice / José Luis Rocha Gómez --
Deadly Symbiosis? The PCC, the State, and the Institutionalization of violence in São Paulo, Brazil / Graham Denyer Willis --
Mean Streets: Youth, Violence and Daily Life in Mexico City / Héctor Castillo Berthier and Gareth A Jones --
Policing Youth in Latin America--Mark Ungar.
Series Title: Studies of the Americas.
Responsibility: edited by Gareth A. Jones and Dennis Rodgers.
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