Gangs in America
Gangs in America focuses on the historical and cultural perspectives of gangs. There are thought provoking chapters on the relationship between illicit drugs and gang violence and comparisons of the elements of gang membership for various ethnic and racial groups including Hispanics, Asians and Blacks. The book makes policy recommendations designed to stimulate discussion and action. It will prove useful to anybody, from the police to social workers, who has to deal with gangs of any kind.
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Foreword and Overview
Part n Defining and Measuring Gang Violence
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