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Gangs: An Introduction

Gangs: An Introduction

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  • ISBN-13: 9780199948598
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2016
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.9 x 7.5 x 9.1 inches


Gangs: An Introduction provides a wide-ranging overview ideal for courses on gangs. Opening with a discussion of early research and perspectives from the late 1920s until the early 1970s, the book then moves on to cover sociological and legal definitions of gangs; daily life and risk and protective factors; race and immigration; female gang members; drug use and selling; violence and victimization; the cultural criminology of gangs; theories on gangs and gang behaviors; desistance; suppression, intervention, and prevention; and more.


* A focus on theories of gangs, rather than on criminological theories

* Original contributions to the gang literature

* An emphasis on evidence-based practices

* Examples of real-life court cases

* Interview excerpts from gang members, drawn from the author's research

*Media Check! sections in each chapter featuring examples from movies, documentaries, TV shows, and music

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