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Introduction to gangs in America

Ronald M. Holmes Richard A Tewksbury; George E Higgins


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  • Title:
    Introduction to gangs in America
  • Author: Ronald M. Holmes
  • Richard A Tewksbury; George E Higgins
  • Description: Gangs -- Gangs and homicide -- Gangs and police -- Gangs and schools -- Motorcycle gangs -- The Outlaws Motorcycle Gang -- The Pagans Motorcycle Club -- The Bandidos Motorcycle Club -- The Hell's Angels -- Women in gangs -- Prison gangs -- Gang policy.
    "Gangs have long been a social and criminal threat to society. Introduction to gangs explains how gangs are addressed as criminal justice and public policy problem, providing a student-friendly, easily accessible, concise overview of the role, place, structure, and activities of gangs in American society. The book describes what gangs are, what differentiates them from each other, how they share similarities and how they fit into contemporary American culture.
    The authors explore the history and structure of gangs, reveal their clandestine activities, and analyze their social impact. The book also includes information on gender issues in gangs, and provides insight into how gangs impact American educational institutions"--
  • Local Note: acq2013crj
  • Publication Date: c2012
  • Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press
  • Format: xiv,155 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781439869451 (hardback : acid-free paper);ISBN 1439869456 (hardback : acid-free paper)
  • Subjects: Gangs -- United States
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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