Gangs, 1st Edition

  • Peggy J. Parks
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  • ISBN-10: 1601522169
  • ISBN-13: 9781601522160
  • DDC: 364.1
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 97 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 20,000 violent gangs with approximately 1 million members were criminally active in the United States as of September 2008. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full color illustrations, this title examines How Serious a Problem Are Gangs? Why Do Young People Join Gangs? Can People Leave the Gang Life Behind? and Can Gang Violence Be Stopped?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Gangs at a Glance.
2: Overview.
3: How Serious a Problem Are Gangs?.
4: Why Do Young People Join Gangs.
5: Can People Leave the Gang Life Behind?.
6: Can Gang Violence Be Stopped?.
Key People and Advocacy Groups.
Related Organizations.
For Further Research.
Source Notes.
List of Illustrations.
About the Author.