Gangs & Crime: Critical Alternatives, 1st Edition

  • Alistair Fraser
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1526421860
  • ISBN-13: 9781526421869
  • DDC: 364.1066
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book takes you on a tour of the gang phenomenon throughout history, as well as current representations of gangs in literature and media. It includes: a detailed global overview of gang culture, covering, amongst others, Glasgow, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Shanghai; a chapter on researching gangs which covers quantitative and qualitative methods; and extra chapter features such as key terms, chapter overviews, study questions and further reading suggestions. The title brings together gang-literature and critical perspectives in a refreshingly new way, exploring gangs as a social group with a long and fascinating history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Key Approaches to Criminology.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Companion Website.
1: Defining Gangs.
2: Researching Gangs.
3: Histories of Gangs.
4: Conceptualising Gangs.
5: Social Harm Perspectives.
6: Feminist Perspectives.
7: Cultural Perspectives.
8: Gangs and Globalisation.
9: Decentring the World of Gangs.
10: Responding to the Global Gang.
11: Conclusion: Beyond the Gang?.