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Reducing youth gang violence; the Little Village Gang Project in Chicago.

9780759109988

Reducing youth gang violence; the Little Village Gang Project in Chicago.

Spergel, Irving A.

AltaMira Press

2007

382 pages

$90.00

Hardcover

Violence prevention and policy series

HV6439

For gangs operating in both established and new turf, suppression tactics have generally failed. Spergel (emeritus, social service administration, U. of Chicago) offers hope in the form of the model Little Village Gang Violence Reduction Project in a city with a high gang homicide rate. He describes the community-based project's background, strategies, obstacles, and lessons for designing and evaluating a successful street-gang program. Tables and figures represent key variables including community characteristics, trends in serious gang-violent crime, changes in offenses and arrests, and youth services predicted as very effective. The author's other publications include The Youth Gang Problem: A Community Approach (1995).

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