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Gangsters : fifty years of madness, drugs, and death on the streets of America

Lewis Yablonsky


Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (HV 6439 .U5 Y3 1997 )()

  • Title:
    Gangsters : fifty years of madness, drugs, and death on the streets of America
  • Author: Lewis Yablonsky
  • Description: Gangs: now and then -- The current gang problem -- Gangs in the 20th century -- The contemporary gang -- Gang characteristics -- Black and chicano gangs : in and out of prison -- Why gangs kill : the sociopath factor -- Treatment approaches -- Some effective interventions -- The therapeutic community approach to gangs -- Gang theories and treatment -- Varied theoretical viewpoints -- The violent gang as a near-group -- Joining a positive gang : a plan for treating gangsters in a therapeutic community.
    In Gangsters: Fifty Years of Madness, Drugs, and Death on the Streets of America, Lewis Yablonsky provides answers to the most baffling and crucial questions regarding gangs. How has the American gang evolved into its current structure? What prompts young people to participate in violent behavior? What can be done to extract adolescents from the gangster world of crime, death, and incarceration once they have become involved? Using information gathered from over forty years of experience working with gang members and based on hundreds of personal interviews, conducted in prisons and gang neighborhoods, Yablonsky explores the pathology of the gangsters' apparent addiction to incarceration and death, presenting his sophisticated analysis in an engaging and personal style.
  • Local Note: Dr. Michael J. Witkowski Collection
  • Publication Date: ©1997
  • Publisher: New York : New York University Press
  • Format: xx, 237 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 0814796796;ISBN 9780814796795;ISBN 9780814796887 (paperback);ISBN 0814796885 (paperback)
  • Subjects: Gangs -- United States; Gangs -- United States -- Prevention; Gang prevention; Gangs; United States
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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