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American Street Gangs, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Tim Delaney

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 30, 2013

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For undergraduate courses in gangs (especially in sociology, criminal justice and psychology), juvenile justice, deviance, corrections, and criminology.

 

The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and student-friendly text on street gangs.

 

Building on the successful first edition, American Street Gangs, Second Edition is a sharp, insightful analysis of gangs and gang-related crime in America. Delaney presents expert knowledge in a student-friendly format that is engaging and to-the-point. The text provides the necessary background material on gangs, grounding the reader with the cultural and structural context of gang activity. Criminal activity is also connected to socioeconomic influences, thus encouraging students to consider the many factors that affect and influence gang involvement. American Street Gangs provides a comprehensive review of all the critical elements relevant to gang life.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is a Street Gang?

Chapter 2: A History of Street Gangs

Chapter 3: Theoretical Explanations of Street Gangs

Chapter 4: Socioeconomic Explanations of Street Gangs

Chapter 5: Gang Structure and Process

Chapter 6: Street Gangs: Rural, Suburban, Local, National, and Trans-national

Chapter 7: Female Gangs and Gang Members

Chapter 8: Criminal Activities of Street Gangs

Chapter 9: Street Gang Intervention: Prevention, Suppression, and Treatment

Chapter 10: What's Trending with Street Gangs

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American Street Gangs, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition
Format: Safari Book

$44.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-305607-5