Youth Gangs in American Society, 4th Edition

  • Randall G. Shelden University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Sharon K. Tracy Georgia Southern University
  • William B. Brown Western Oregon University
  • ISBN-10: 1133049567
  • ISBN-13: 9781133049562
  • 384 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2001, 1997
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.00 
» Request an Online Copy for Review  Why an online review copy?
  • It's the greener, leaner way to review! An online copy cuts down on paper and on time. Reduce the wait (and the weight) of printed texts. Your online copy arrives instantly, and you can review it anytime from your computer or favorite mobile device.

If you prefer a print copy to review, please contact your representative.

 

About The Solution

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.


Additional Product Information

Features/Benefits

  • 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.

What's New

  • 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.

Best Buy Packages

Other Popular Packages

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Cengage Learning representative for more information.


Bundle: Text + Careers in Criminal Justice Printed Access Card
ISBN-10: 1133392709 | ISBN-13: 9781133392705
List Price = $123.95  | CengageBrain Price = $98.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.01

This Bundle Includes:

  • Youth Gangs in American Society
    List Price = $123.95  | CengageBrain Price = $98.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $92.00
  • Careers in Criminal Justice Printed Access Card
    List Price = $20.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $15.50


Table of Contents

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.

Supplements

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

eBook Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133612989 | ISBN-13: 9781133612988)

List Price = $102.00  | CengageBrain Price = $102.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.00


Online Instructor's Resource Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133525733 | ISBN-13: 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-10: 1133525741 | ISBN-13: 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.


Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

Delivered via email, the Instant Access Code includes a URL and a code that students use to gain full access to the Careers in Criminal Justice Website, which helps them investigate the criminal justice career choices that are right for them. Students can take advantage of interest assessments, career profiles, video interviews, and a career Rolodex with links and tools to assist them in finding a professional position. There's also a career planner with sample résumés, letters, and interview questions, and a wealth of information on "soft skills" such as health and fitness, stress management, and effective communication.

List Price = $21.00  | CengageBrain Price = $21.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $21.00


Criminal Justice Media Library WebTutor™ on WebCT® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495813435 | ISBN-13: 9780495813439)

Offering almost 300 media assets on a wide range of topics, Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice Media Library is available to stream from any Web-enabled computer--and is packed with valuable resources. Career Profile videos feature interviews with criminal justice professionals from a range of roles and locations, while simulations allow students to step into various roles to practice their decision-making skills. Video clips on current topics and animations illustrate key concepts, and interactive learning modules help students check their knowledge of important topics. In addition, RealityCheck exercises compare expectations and preconceived notions against the real-life thoughts and experiences of criminal justice professionals. The library also features Interactive Timelines for Criminal Justice Technology and Legal Landmarks.

List Price = $43.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.25


Criminal Justice Media Library WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495813443 | ISBN-13: 9780495813446)

Offering almost 300 media assets on a wide range of topics, Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice Media Library is available to stream from any Web-enabled computer--and is packed with valuable resources. Career Profile videos feature interviews with criminal justice professionals from a range of roles and locations, while simulations allow students to step into various roles to practice their decision-making skills. Video clips on current topics and animations illustrate key concepts, and interactive learning modules help students check their knowledge of important topics. In addition, RealityCheck exercises compare expectations and preconceived notions against the real-life thoughts and experiences of criminal justice professionals. The library also features Interactive Timelines for Criminal Justice Technology and Legal Landmarks.

List Price = $43.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.25

Watch Demo


Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

eBook Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133612989 | ISBN-13: 9781133612988)

List Price = $102.00  | CengageBrain Price = $102.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.00


Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

The Careers in Criminal Justice Website offers extensive career profiling information and self-assessment testing is designed to help you investigate and focus on the criminal justice career choices. This resourceful website includes over 70 Career Profiles and more than 25 video interviews with links and tools to assist you in finding a professional position. It also features a career rolodex, interest assessments, and a career planner with sample résumés, letters, interview questions, and more.

List Price = $21.00  | CengageBrain Price = $21.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $21.00


Criminal Justice Media Library WebTutor™ on WebCT® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495813435 | ISBN-13: 9780495813439)

This engaging resource provides students with more than 300 ways to investigate current topics, career choices, and critical concepts.

List Price = $43.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.25


Criminal Justice Media Library WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495813443 | ISBN-13: 9780495813446)

This engaging resource provides students with more than 300 ways to investigate current topics, career choices, and critical concepts.

List Price = $43.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.25

Watch Demo


Meet the Author

About the Author

Randall G. Shelden

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

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

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.

Custom

Custom learning materials let you create a digital or print course solution in the style and format best for you and your learners. Maximize engagement and achieve desired outcomes with the aid of our academic and digital experts, who have years of experience helping instructors customize material to specific course needs.
Create your custom solution »