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NCJ Number: 154136 Find in a Library
Title: Handbook on Gangs in Schools: Strategies To Reduce Gang-Related Activities
Author(s): S R Lal; D Lal; C M Achilles
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 88
Sponsoring Agency: Corwin Press, Inc.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-6071-9
Sale Source: Corwin Press, Inc.
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed mainly to school administrators, this volume provides an overview of juvenile gangs in schools and presents practical guidance on developing strategies for handling gang activities in schools, making these strategies effective, and enabling all students to attend school in a caring and nurturing learning environment.
Abstract: The strategies were partially derived from formal studies conducted from 1982 to 1990 in several sections of Los Angeles. Both studies determined that effective strategies for working with gangs emphasized positive, proactive, cooperative, and preventive approaches. Thus, in contrast to conventional approaches to gang control, the authors propose the assimilation of gangs into daily school life. They recommend acceptance of gangs and their members rather than an approach of rejection and punishment and suggest methods of involving gang members in positive activities that provide behavioral reinforcement for members and encourage results for school operations. Their guidelines rest on the belief that eliciting cooperation and encouraging participation will be effective where other approaches have failed. Sample questionnaire, annotated bibliography, and 29 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Gang Prevention; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; School delinquency programs
Note: From the Roadmaps to Success: The Practicing Administrator's Leadership Series
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