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Youth Gangs in American Society 4th Edition

Randall G. Shelden, Sharon K. Tracy, William B. Brown

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2004, 2001, 1997
  • 384 Pages

Overview

This comprehensive and widely respected survey of the literature on gangs and gang activities in America includes theoretical perspectives on why gangs exist, gang typologies, descriptions of gang activities, and various intervention strategies for dealing with gangs.

Randall G. Shelden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Randall G. Shelden is Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas UNLV), where he has been a faculty member since 1977. He received the UNLV Alumni award for Outstanding Teacher in 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1992 and 1993. He is the author or co-author of 16 books, including GIRLS, DELINQUENCY, AND JUVENILE JUSTICE (3rd Edition), with Meda Chesney-Lind (which received the Hindelang Award for outstanding contribution to Criminology in 1992); CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY (with William Brown, Karen Miller, and Randall Fritzler, Waveland Press); CONTROLLING THE DANGEROUS CLASSES: THE HISTORY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE (2nd Edition, Allyn and Bacon); DELINQUENCY AND JUVENILE JUSTICE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY (Waveland Press); OUR PUNITIVE SOCIETY (Waveland Press); plus three previous editions of YOUTH GANGS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY. His website is: www.sheldensays.com.

Sharon K. Tracy, Georgia Southern University

Sharon Tracy is a full professor and Director of the Crime and Delinquency Project at Georgia Southern University where she has taught for over twenty years. She received her degree in Public Administration (Criminal Justice Administration) from the University of Southern California. A member of the Georgia Gang Investigators Association, she serves as a consultant to numerous law enforcement agencies and has written a number of articles on gangs, particularly those in suburban and rural communities.

William B. Brown, Western Oregon University

William B. Brown is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Western Oregon University. He has conducted more than ten years of ethnographic research in the area of youth gangs, which focused on the culture of inner-city youth in the Midwest. He has co-authored several books including CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA: A CRITICAL VIEW (with Randall G. Shelden, Allyn and Bacon); INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE (with Randall G. Shelden, Karen Miller, and Randall Fritzler, Waveland Press); and the three previous editions of YOUTH GANGS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY. He is completing the manuscript for a book titled Veteran Betrayals and Public Apathy: From Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq, which addresses the cultural aspect of the Military Total Institution.
  • An all-new chapter on adult gangs (Chapter 6) provides an extensive discussion of this important topic, focusing especially on prison and biker gangs. The chapter facilitates the use of this text in a broader-based Gangs course than has been the case with previous editions.
  • Chapter 10, "Community and National Responses to Gangs," has been thoroughly rewritten and now features in-depth discussion of such noteworthy new gang prevention programs as the L.A. Plan, G.R.E.A.T., L.A. Bridges, Homeboys Industries, and others.
  • Chapter 8, "Gangs in Context: Inequalities in American Society," has been substantially revised to incorporate the recession that began in 2008, including discussion of how these changes in our economy have impacted gangs.
  • This text has a distinctive unifying theme: the relationship between gang formation and inequalities based on social class, race, and gender.
  • In providing comprehensive, balanced coverage of gangs and gang activities, the book features an accessible, student friendly writing style appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate-level courses.
  • Chapter 2, "What do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?" offers a clear and concise summary of the various classifications of gangs.
INTRODUCTION A BRIEF HISTORY OF GANGS
1. What Is a Gang and How Many Are There?
2. What Do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like?
3. The Gang Subculture.
4. Criminal Activities of Gangs.
5. Girls and Gangs.
6. Adult Gangs.
7. Why Are There Gangs?
8. Gangs in Context: Inequality in American Society.
9. Legal Responses to Gangs.
10. Community and National Responses to Gangs.
11. Conclusions.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285303873
  • ISBN-13: 9781285303871
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor's Resource Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781133525738
Updated to reflect new content in the main text, the manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, discussion topics, student activities, and a test bank in which 30% of the questions have been revised. Each chapter's test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay formats--with a full answer key. The test bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, and includes the page numbers in the main text where the answers can be found. The manual is available for download on the password-protected instructor book companion website. KEY FEATURES: All test bank questions are coded to the chapter's learning objectives.

Online PowerPoint® Slides

ISBN: 9781133525745
Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. Updated to reflect the changes in the new edition, the slides are available for download on the password-protected instructor book companion website, or upon request. KEY FEATURES: This deck contains 20-30 slides per chapter. The PPTs slides are being added for the new edition of the text.

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