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"The task of researching gangs is fraught with difficulties, central to which are issues of definition and reliance on certain forms of data for analyses. These methodological issues have been acknowledged as limitations in most of the existing research, but they have not been explored as being potentially serious flaws contributing to the proliferation of myth, or as aggravating factors that exacerbate what is essentially a relatively uncomplicated social process. Also unclear from existing studies is the extent to which suppositions about gangs feed moral panics or contribute to the misidentification or over-specification of a problem. This captivating volume focuses on gangs, their formation, identity and behaviour with a view to developing a preventive strategy."--Provided by publisher.
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Part, I Theory and Concepts chapter 1 Social Structure and Anomie / Robert K. Merton chapter 2 Lower Class Culture as a Generating Milieu of Gang Delinquency / Walter B. Miller chapter 3 The Delinquent Gang as a Near-Group* / Lewis Yablonsky chapter 4 Groups, Gangs, and Cohesiveness* / Malcolm W. Klein Lois Y. Crawford chapter 5 Criminal business organizations, street gangs and 'wanna-be' groups: A Vancouver perspective( 1 ) / Robert M. Gordon part, II The History and Development of Gangs chapter 6 American Gangs and British Subcultures: A Comparison / Anne Campbell Steven Munce John Galea chapter 7 American Gangs and British Subcultures: A Commentary / R. G. Whitfield chapter 8 'Hanging Around the Street': Australian Rockers, Sharpies and Skinheads of the 1960s and early 1970s. / Judith Bessant chapter 9 Street Gang Migration: How Big a Threat? / Cheryl L. Maxson Kristi J. Woods Malcolm W. Klein chapter 10 Youth Gangs, Masculinity and Violence in Late Victorian Manchester and Salford / Andrew Davies chapter 11 Defensive localism in white and black: a comparative history of European-American and African-American youth gangs / Christopher Adamson chapter 12 Middle Eastern Appearances: \ / Scott Poynting Greg Noble Paul Tabar part, III Gangs and Crime chapter 13 Honor, Normative Ambiguity and Gang Violence* / Ruth Horowitz Gary Schwartz chapter  Community Tolerance Of Gang Violence* / Ruth Horowitz chapter 15 Niche Crime: The Columbus Gangs Study / Jacqueline L. Schneider chapter 16 Gangs, gang homicides, and gang loyalty: Organized crimes or disorganized criminals / Scott H. Decker G. David Curry chapter 17 Serious Youth Gun Offenders and the Epidemic of Youth Violence in Boston / Anthony A. Braga part, IV Drugs and Gangs chapter 18 The Social Organization of Drug Use and Drug Dealing among Urban Gangs* / Jeffrey Fagan chapter 19 \ / Malcolm W. Klein Cheryl L. Maxson Lea C. Cunningham chapter 20 Neighborhoods, Markets, and Gang Drug Organization / John M. Hagedorn part, V Girls and Gangs chapter 21 Girls' Talk The Social Representation of Aggression by Female Gang Members / Anne Campbell chapter 22 Girls, Gangs and Violence: Anatomy of a Backlash* / Meda Chesney-Lind chapter 23 Accomplishing Femininity Among the Girls in the Gang / Karen Joe Laidler Geoffrey Hunt part, VI Policy and Practice chapter 24 Gangs, Neighborhoods, and Public Policy* / John M. Hagedorn chapter 25 The Little Village Project: A Community Approach to the Gang Problem / Irving A. Spergel Susan F. Grossman chapter 26 Gang Suppression Through Saturation Patrol, Aggressive Curfew, and Truancy Enforcement: A Quasi-Experimental Test of the Dallas Anti-Gang Initiative / Eric J. Fritsch Tory J. Caeti Robert W. Taylor chapter 27 Childhood Risk Factors for Adolescent Gang Membership: Results from the Seattle Social Development Project / Karl G. Hill James C. Howell J. David Hawkins Sara R. Battin-Pearson chapter 28 Problem-Oriented Policing, Deterrence, and Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Boston's Operation Ceasefire / Anthony A. Braga David M. Kennedy Elin J. Waring Anne Morrison Piehl chapter 29 Shootings, Gangs and Violent Incidents in Manchester: Developing A Crime Reduction Strategy / Karen Bullock Nick Tilley.
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