ERIC Number: ED372155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Gangs in America.
Huff, C. Ronald, Ed.
This book comprised of theories and findings from researchers concerning youth gangs in the United States, is organized into the following five parts: (1) Sociological and Anthropological Perspectives on the Gang and the Community; (2) Defining and Measuring Gang Violence; (3) Diffusion, Diversity, and Drugs; (4) Assessing the Changing Knowledge Base; and (5) Public Policy Issues. Chapters and their authors are as follows: "Sociological Perspectives on Gangs: Conflicting Definitions and Concepts" (Ruth Horowitz); "Emic and Etic Perspectives on Gang Culture: The Chicano Case" (James Diego Vigil and John M. Long); "Street Gang Violence: Twice as Great, or Half as Great?" (Cheryl L. Maxson and Malcolm W. Klein); "Gang Imperialism" (Carl S. Taylor); "Cholos and Gangs: Culture Change and Street Youth in Los Angeles" (James Diego Vigil); "Chinese Gangs and Extortion" (Ko-Lin Chin); "Vietnamese Youth Gangs in Southern California" (James Diego Vigil and Steve Chong Yun); "Female Participation in Gangs" (Anne Campbell); "Social Processes of Delinquency and Drug Use among Urban Gangs" (Jeffrey Fagan); "New Wine in Old Bottles? Change and Continuity in American Gangs" (James F. Short); "Back in the Field Again: Gang Research in the Nineties" (John M. Hagedorn); "Why the United States Has Failed To Solve Its Youth Gang Problem" (Walter B. Miller); "Strategies and Perceived Agency Effectiveness in Dealing with the Youth Gang Problem" (Irving A. Spergel and G. David Curry); "Denial, Overreaction, and Misidentification: A Postscript on Public Policy" (C. Ronald Huff). Contains author and subject indexes and more than 320 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, Crime, Delinquency, Drug Use, Ethnic Groups, Females, Hispanic Americans, Juvenile Gangs, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Research, Sex Role, Socialization, Vietnamese People, Violence
Sage Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320 ($22.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
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