ERIC Number: ED475282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Responding to Gangs: Evaluation and Research.
Reed, Winifred L., Ed.; Decker, Scott H., Ed.
This collection of papers presents a representative selection of the National Institute of Justice's portfolio of gang-related research. The 10 papers are: (1) "A Decade of Gang Research: Findings of the National Institute of Justice Gang Portfolio" (Scott H. Decker); (2) "The Evolution of Street Gangs: An Examination of Form and Variation" (Deborah Lamm Weisel); (3) "Young Women in Street Gangs: Risk Factors, Delinquency, and Victimization Risk" (Jody Miller); (4) "Youth Gang Homicides in the United States in the 1990s" (Cheryl L. Maxson, G. David Curry, and James C. Howell); (5) "National Evaluation of the Gang Resistance Education and Training [G.R.E.A.T.] Program" (Finn-Aage Esbensen, Adrienne Freng, Terrance J. Taylor, Dana Peterson, and D. Wayne Osgood); (6) "Evaluating Nevada's Antigang Legislation and Gang Prosecution Units" (Terance D. Miethe and Richard C. McCorkle); (7) "Evaluation of a Task Force Approach to Gangs" (Susan Pennell and Roni Melton); (8) "Gang Prevention Programs for Female Adolescents: An Evaluation" (Katherine Williams, G. David Curry, and Marcia I Cohen); (9) "Reducing Gang Violence in Boston" (Anthony A. Braga and David M. Kennedy); and (10) "Developing a GIS-Based Regional Gang Incident Tracking System" (James W. Meeker, Katie J.B. Parsons, and Bryan J. Vila). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Data Collection, Females, Homicide, Juvenile Gangs, Program Effectiveness, State Legislation, Violence, Young Adults
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Justice Programs.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston); Nevada