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NCJ Number: 149508 Find in a Library
Title: Street Gangs
Author(s): D A Carrie
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 98
Sponsoring Agency: Pocket Press
Portland, OR 97219
Publication Number: ISBN 1-884493-00-9
Sale Source: Pocket Press
9220 SW Barbur Blvd
Suite 119-256
Portland, OR 97219
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet is designed for parents, school teachers, businessmen, law enforcement officers, neighborhood organizations, and other members of the community concerned about the growth of youth gangs and their activities.
Abstract: The introductory chapter discusses reasons why youths join gangs, the typical structure of a youth gang, indicators of gang involvement, and family risk characteristics. The subsequent five chapters deal individually with Southeast Asian gangs, Black gangs, Hispanic gangs, skinhead gangs, and miscellaneous gangs. Each chapter discusses that type of gang's history, profile, leadership and structure, interactions with other gangs, graffiti, use of weapons, turf, houses and apartments, crimes, school, drug use, hand signs, and future. The final chapter offers recommendations for eliminating gangs from the community through cooperative efforts joined by parents, schools, and youth service centers.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Gang Prevention; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Juveniles
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