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NCJ Number: 140644 Find in a Library
Title: Gangs and Community Corrections
Editor(s): G J Bensinger; A J Lurigio
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: Loyola University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60611
Publication Number: ISBN 0942854-18-7
Sale Source: Loyola University of Chicago
Dept of Criminal Justice & Criminology
820 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These seven papers are based on the main presentations at a 1992 symposium focusing on gangs in Chicago that offers contemporary views on the impact of gangs and law enforcement's responses to the gang problem.
Abstract: Convened by the Cook County (Illinois) Adult Probation Department and the Criminal Justice Department of Loyola University Chicago, the symposium was attended by local criminal justice practitioners, academicians, and an Assistant United States Attorney General. Individual presentations focus on the Federal government's role in assisting local jurisdictions in combating gangs, research at the University of Chicago to help suppress gang activity around the country, and prevailing theories of juvenile delinquency and society's various responses to the problem of gangs and gang-related crimes. Additional papers examine the work of a gang prevention program, BUILD; local police efforts in combating gangs in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs; the efforts of the Chicago Police Department's Gang Crimes Unit; and anti-gang initiatives of the Cook County Probation Department.
Main Term(s): Gangs; Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Crime Control Programs; Illinois; Police crime-prevention
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