Gangs in America

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Sage Publications, Sep 1, 1990 - Social Science - 351 pages
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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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Part n Defining and Measuring Gang Violence

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Huff is Director and Professor in the School of Public Policy and Management and Director of the Criminal Justice Research Center at The Ohio State University. He has also held faculty positions at the University of California-Irvine and Purdue University and served as a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii.

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