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Title: Controlling Youth Gangs: A Workshop
Corporate Author: American Justice Institute
Ctr for the Assessment of the Juvenile Justice System
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 87
Sponsoring Agency: American Justice Institute
Sacramento, CA 95825
US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Washington, DC 20549-2736
Sale Source: American Justice Institute
Ctr for the Assessment of the Juvenile Justice System
725 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This workshop uses lectures, individual exercises, group exercises, and information exchange to help participants learn more about gangs and be prepared to determine whether their jurisdiction has gangs and whether they are prepared to combat gangs, to formulate gang prevention strategies, to prevent formation of problem gangs, and to convert the workshop lessons into action.
Abstract: Following the orientation session, which describes these workshop objectives, the instructors present definitions of gangs, statistics on the prevalence of gangs in selected cities, the nature and extent of the gang problem and threat, and methods used by law enforcement agencies to control gangs. Other sessions cover ways to improve gang control techniques, proposals from gang control specialists in terms of mobilizing community resources and breaking up gangs, and resources available to agencies who are seeking to enhance their own gang control program plan.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Gang Prevention; Gangs; Juvenile/Youth Gangs
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