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The Modern Gang Reader, 3d ed.


The modern gang reader, 3d ed.

Ed. by Arlen Egley, Jr. et al.

Roxbury Publishing Co.


408 pages




For students, this anthology of 33 articles from 1990 to 2004 focuses on defining and understanding gangs in the U.S. and Europe; their structure; race and gender issues; violence and drugs; and programs and policies such as the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program. Egley et al. (National Youth Gang Center, U. of California-Irvine, U. of Missouri-St. Louis, and U. of Southern California) include essays on the history of research in the field, recent trends, prevention and intervention, why people join and leave gangs, migration, gang homicide, and prison cliques. New articles have been added to this edition, and others have been omitted. There is no index.

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Date:May 1, 2006
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