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American Youth Gangs at the Millennium

American Youth Gangs at the Millennium (Paperback)

By Author : Finn Aage Esbensen , Larry K Gaines , Stephen G Tibbetts 

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American Youth Gangs at the Millennium Description

What is a gang? What are the risk factors associated with joining a gang? What is the nature of gang violence? How involved are girls in gangs and gang violence? What are the responses to gang violence? Answers to these questions are often elusive or fluctuate based on how facts are interpreted, varying perspectives, or changing circumstances. During the last fifteen years of the twentieth century, there was a virtual explosion of attention to youth gangs and youth violence that prompted the proliferation of numerous myths and misperceptions about American youth gangs. The chapters in this book, some previously published and others solicited specifically for this volume, were written by highly regarded scholars and researchers who address the status of youth gangs in America at the turn of the twenty-first century. This cutting-edge collection does more than add to the already abundant amount of information available; it focuses on specific, salient issues to offer a clear picture and better understanding of the complex nature of youth gangs in America.

Book Details

Title: American Youth Gangs at the Millennium
Publisher: Waveland Press
Author: Finn Aage Esbensen , Larry K Gaines , Stephen G Tibbetts
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 1577663241
EAN: 9781577663249
No. of Pages: 400
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Binding: Paperback
Category(s): Social Science;True Crime / Espionage;Sociology;General;Gangs;Sociology - Urban;Violence in Society;
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