Reducing youth gang violence; the Little Village Gang Project in Chicago.
Reducing youth gang violence; the Little Village Gang Project in Chicago Chicago, city, United States
Chicago (shĭkä`gō, shĭkô`gō), city (1990 pop. 2,783,726), seat of Cook co., NE Ill., on Lake Michigan; inc. 1837. .
Spergel, Irving A.
Violence prevention and policy series
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n. pl. , 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 homicide (hŏm`əsīd), in law, the taking of human life. Homicides that are neither justifiable nor excusable are considered crimes. A criminal homicide committed with malice is known as murder, otherwise it is called manslaughter. 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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