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NCJ Number: 118541 Find in a Library
Title: Gangs in Schools: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Corporate Author: Carver Cty Court Services
United States of America
Editor(s): N Ackley
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: Carver Cty Court Services
Chaska, MN 55318
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 85-MU-CX-0003
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Carver Cty Court Services
600 East Fourth Street
Chaska, MN 55318
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written for educators, law enforcement personnel, and other youth workers, this handbook provides information on the nature of gangs and practical advice on preventing or reducing gang encroachment in schools.
Abstract: The guidelines reflect the experience of law enforcement personnel, school principals, prosecutors, and others with experience in dealing with gangs. An overview discusses general characteristics and attractions of gangs and how to recognize potential gang involvement in a juvenile. A discussion of specific characteristics of gangs describes the typical dress, behavior, style of graffiti, and activities of Hispanic, black, Asian, and white "stoner" gangs and satanic cults. Additional chapters suggest crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques and list school and community programs as well as publications and other resources. The guidelines emphasize the need to establish codes of conduct, maintain awareness of gang rivalries, use prevention courses, and promote community and parental involvement to keep gangs away from campus.
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Discipline; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Program design; School delinquency programs; School security
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