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NCJ Number: 168753 Find in a Library
Title: Street Gangs
Author(s): D A Carrie
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 97
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: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book studies gangs and offers practical and specific measures that have proven successful in combating the gang menace.
Abstract: The book discusses why young people find gangs appealing; describes indicators of a young person's involvement with a gang; discusses family risk characteristics; examines the types and characteristics of gangs that are getting young people's attention; and sets forth the dangers of the gang lifestyle. The book specifically discusses Southeast Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Skinhead gangs. Included in the discussions of these and other gangs are: history; profile; leadership and structure; interaction with other gangs; weapons; turf; mind set; identifiers such as hand signs and graffiti; females; houses and apartments; school; taggers and crews; crimes; and the future of the gang. A chapter on responding to the problem discusses how to get a gang house out of a neighborhood, how to become involved in antigang efforts, and what schools, youth service centers and parents can do to help. Glossary, index
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Community crime prevention programs; Gang Prevention; Graffiti; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile Delinquency prevention planning; Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Peer influences on behavior; Social organization
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