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NCJ Number: 157113 Find in a Library
Title: Coping With Street Gangs, Third Edition
Author(s): M Webb
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 179
Sponsoring Agency: Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
New York, NY 10010
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8239-2145-X
Sale Source: Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
29 East 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book is targeted toward adolescents, both those who are already involved in a gang and those considering joining a gang.
Abstract: The first section of the book discusses the organization of juvenile gangs and their activities. Adolescents join gangs to adhere to pressure, to gain protection, or to meet their need to belong. These chapter discuss the structure of gangs, characteristics of small gang leaders, the violent activities of gangs, gang involvement in drug trafficking, and members' use of gang colors, initiation rites, and weapons. The second section advises adolescents on ways they can cope with gangs, by dealing with the root causes of juvenile gang membership, including having an abusive or violent family, living in poverty, or wanting to belong; by learning to stand firm against gang demands; and finally, by leaving the gang. 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Gang Prevention; Juvenile gang behavior patterns
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