The Resource The youth gang problem : a community approach, Irving A. Spergel

The youth gang problem : a community approach, Irving A. Spergel

Label
The youth gang problem : a community approach
Title
The youth gang problem
Title remainder
a community approach
Statement of responsibility
Irving A. Spergel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A systematic and comparative analysis of youth gangs and the youth gang problem in the United States, this book deals with hands-on issues of policy and programs, describing the strategies and techniques for dealing with gangs employed by criminal justice organizations, social agencies, schools, employment programs, and grass-roots organizations. Spergel combines empirical research, first-hand experience, and a solid theoretical base to expose the causes of the gang problem. Importantly, he recommends strategies that deal with gangs at a community level, using both local and national interests and resources to provide gang members with structured social and economic opportunities. He suggests a variety of specific techniques for dealing with the problem and shows how and why existing strategies have gone wrong. A practical and testable approach to a serious social problem, The Youth Gang Problem is a must-read for government officials, researchers, university instructors, and for anyone concerned with the gang problem and how to alleviate it
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
364.1/060973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6439.U5
LC item number
S64 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The youth gang problem : a community approach, Irving A. Spergel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-336) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : comparative and historical perspectives -- Research limitations : data sources and definitions -- Scope and seriousness of the gang problem -- Gangs, drugs, and violence -- Gang member demographics and gang subcultures -- The structure of the gang -- The gang member experience -- The ecological context -- Youth gangs and organized crime -- Theoretical perspectives -- Planning for youth gang control and violence reduction -- Criminal justice system : the police -- Prosecution, defense, and the judiciary -- Probation, corrections, and parole--after care -- Social intervention -- Social opportunities : education and jobs -- Local community mobilization and evolving national policy
Control code
ocn185028141
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 346 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280441776
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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acd89437-8eb9-472b-aefb-7f2f8bf17502
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3662360x
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)185028141
  • ebscoaca0195070666
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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