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Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In the past two decades, many prevention and suppression programs have been initiated on a national and local level to combat street gangs—but what do we really know about them? Why do youths join ... More


Six Major Gang Control Programs

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0024
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter takes a close look at some of the largest and most prominent attempts at prevention, intervention, and suppression of gang activities. These include the Illinois attorney general's ... More


Gang Prevalence, Proliferation, And Migration

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes and summarizes what is known about the proliferation of street gangs across the country and how that relates to the migration of gang members. It suggests some of the ... More


Multiple goals for gang control programs and policies

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0037
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the various goals of gang programming, with examples to illustrate the differences between individual versus group change; reducing joining versus encouraging desistance; ... More


A model for policy choices

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195163445
eISBN:
9780199943340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0039
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents a heuristic model, which combines elements of the Spergel Model with the data summaries from Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6. The model is then expanded to cover both individual and ... More


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