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NCJ Number: 149022 Find in a Library
Title: Gangs: A Handbook for Teachers and Counselors Working With Immigrant Students
Corporate Author: Los Angeles Unified School District
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles, CA 90051
Sale Source: Los Angeles Unified School District
P.O. Box 3307
Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90051
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook is designed to help teachers, counselors, and administrators to better serve immigrant students by having updated information on gangs.
Abstract: Types of gangs include social gangs, delinquent gangs, and violent gangs. Many are associated with specific ethnic groups, including Latinos, blacks, and Asians. Reasons for gang membership range from identity to protection, fellowship, and intimidation. The profile of gang members presented here focuses on family-related indicators, personal indicators, community-related indicators, and school-related indicators. Examples of gang activity include drive-by shootings, graffiti, robbery and aggravated assault, and drug use. The booklet includes recommendations for teachers in dealing with student gang affiliation.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Ethnic groups; Gangs; Juvenile gang behavior patterns
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