skip to main content
Search Limited to: Search Limited to: Resource type Show Results with: Show Results with: Index

Gangs in America's communities

James C. Howell


Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (HV 6439 .U5 H679 2012 )()

  • Title:
    Gangs in America's communities
  • Author: James C. Howell
  • Description: History of gangs in the United States -- Myths and realities of youth gangs -- Defining gangs and gang members -- Early gang theories and modern-day applications -- Gang involvement as a developmental trajectory -- Girls and gangs -- National gang problem trends : 1996 to 2009 -- Urban gangs and violence -- What works : gang prevention -- What works : a comprehensive gang program model.
    This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and theoretically grounded approach to gangs and youth violence. It introduces readers to the foundations of gang studies through the origins of gangs, definitions and categories of youth/street gangs (and the distinctions between these arguably different types), national and international trends, distinguishing features of serious street gangs, and myths and realities. The author's extensive experience in this area allows access to the most authoritative national survey data on gang trends, providing insight into topics such as female gangs, migration of gang members, small-town gangs versus gangs in large cities, gang homicides, and drug trafficking.
  • Local Note: acq2013crj
  • Publication Date: c2012
  • Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications
  • Format: xix, 347 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781412979535 (pbk. : alk. paper);ISBN 1412979536 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Subjects: Gangs -- United States; Violence -- United States -- Prevention
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

Searching Remote Databases, Please Wait