The Youth Gang Problem

The Youth Gang Problem : A Community Approach

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures
  • 0195092031
  • 9780195092035
  • 2,001,714

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Likely to be a basic resource for students of youth gangs for some time to come. * Choice *show more

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