The Handbook of Gangs

Editors: Decker, Scott H. and Pyrooz, David C.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $195.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $292.50
ISBN: 978-1-11-872687-7
Category: Social Sciences - Contemporary Issues & Controversies
Image Count: 15
Book Status: Available
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Pulling together the most salient, current issues in the field today, The Handbook of Gangs provides a significant assessment by leading scholars of key topics related to gangs, gang members, and responses to gangs.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Introduction - Scott H. Decker and David C. Pyrooz
  • The Logic of Defining Gangs Revisited - G. David Curry
  • Little Gang Research, Big Gang Research - David C. Pyrooz and Meghan M. Mitchell
  • Documenting Gang Activity
  • Gang Membership in a Developmental and Life-Course Perspective - Beidi Dong, Chris L. Gibson, and Marvin D. Krohn
  • Neighborhoods and Street Gangs - Andrew V. Papachristos and Lorine A. Hughes
  • Gangs and Social Learning Theory
  • Social Psychology of Gangs
  • Social Network Analysis and Gangs - Michael Sierra-Arevalo and Andrew V. Papachristos
  • Gangs, Guns, and Violence: Synergistic Effects - Arna L. Carlock and Alan J. Lizotte
  • Gangs and Drugs: Connections, Divergence, and Culture - Mark S. Fleisher
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Gangs: Re-envisioning Diversity - Vanessa R. Panfil and Dana Peterson
  • Joining the Gang: A Process of Supply and Demand - James A. Densley
  • Leaving the Gang: A Review and Thoughts on Future Research - Dena C. Carson and J. Michael Vecchio
  • Micro-Level Processes of the Gang - Jean M. McGloin and Megan E. Collins
  • Street Gangs, Terrorists, Drug Smugglers, and Organized Crime: What's the Difference? - Scott H. Decker and David C. Pyrooz
  • Police Gang Units and Effective Gang Violence Reduction - Anthony A. Braga
  • Gangs in Correctional Institutions - Shytierra Gaston and Beth M. Huebner
  • Legislative Approaches to Addressing Gangs and Gang-Related Crime - Beth Bjerregaard
  • The Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program: An Evaluator's Perspective - Finn-Aage Esbensen
  • The OJJDPThe OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Strategy: The Comprehensive Gang Model - Erika Gebo, Brenda J. Bond, and Krystal S. Campos
  • The Legacy of Malcolm W. Klein - Cheryl L. Maxson
  • The Legacy of Irving A. Spergel - James C. Howell
  • The Legacy of James F. Short, Jr - Lorine A. Hughes
  • The Legacy of Walter B. Miller - Richard K. Moule Jr.
  • Understanding Gangs in Contemporary Latin America - Dennis Rodgers and Adam Baird
  • Understanding European Gangs - Frank van Gemert and Frank M. Weerman
  • European Responses to Gangs - Rob Ralphs and Hannah Smithson
  • Gangs in African, Asian, and Australian Settings - Angela Higginson and Kathryn Benier