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Understanding Contemporary Gangs in America: An Interdisciplinary Approach

 
 
 
 
Understanding Contemporary Gangs in America: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Author: Rebecca D. Petersen Ph.D.
ISBN 13: 9780130394743
ISBN 10: 130394742
Edition: 1
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2003-03-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $97.60
 
 

This unique book provides readers with a comprehensive and contemporary perspective on gangs in America. Its current articles, written by national experts in the field, contain a variety of diverse viewpoints and contribute to a well-rounded understanding of gangs and their broad societal implications. KEY TOPICS A seven-part organization covers 1) understanding and defining gangs; 2) gender issues; 3) race and ethnicity; 4) gangs in prisons and schools; 5) violence and drugs; 6) gang victimization; and 7) gang prevention and intervention.

For law enforcement, police, court personnel, prosecutors, public defenders, attorneys, lawyers, judges, prison/correction staff, social workers, educators, and government workers.