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- ISBN: 9780199891917 | 0199891915
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/28/2013
The most comprehensive and current textbook on gang research, gang policy, and gang responses,Confronting Gangs: Crime and Community,Third Edition, offers a full and unbiased assessment of the characteristics of gang members and gang behavior. DISTINCTIVE FEATURES Strong focus on the community contextsthat contribute to gang activity Quotes from real-life gang membersprovide students with a realistic portrait of gang life NEW TO THIS EDITION New chapterson criminological theory (Ch. 2), gang structure (Ch. 3), gang membership throughout the life course (Ch. 4), and gangs across the world (Ch. 7) Completely rewritten chapterson the impact of gang membership on crime (Ch. 5) and the relationship between gangs and the juvenile and criminal justice system (Ch. 9) Expanded coverageof the Spergel model, gang response strategies, female gangs, and more