The American Street Gang
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The American Street Gang : Its Nature, Prevalence, and Control

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This book reviews what has been known about gangs, and updates that information into the 1990s. It covers reported changes in the structure and crime patterns of gangs, their age, ethnic, and gender characteristics, and their spread into almost all corners of the nation. It also reviews and updates the situation in other countries to determine how unique the American gang really is.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135.4 x 202.4 x 14.5mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195115732
  • 9780195115734
  • 2,005,852

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"Klein is probably the best known, most persevering, and expert gang researcher practising today....Klein demonstrates in this book that he knows more about gang scholarship that anyone else in the world."--Irving Spergel, University of Chicagoshow more

About Malcolm W. Klein

Malcolm W. Klein is Director of the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Southern California. A leading international authority on street gangs, he is the author of a number of books on crime and criminal justice.show more

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