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Published: 28 February 2013

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780190055950

Bookseller Code (04)

Confronting Gangs

Crime and Community

Third Edition

G. David Curry, Scott H. Decker, and David C. Pyrooz

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.

New to this Edition:

  • New chapters on 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 chapters on the impact of gang membership on crime (Ch. 5) and the relationship between gangs and the juvenile and criminal justice system (Ch. 9)
  • Expanded coverage of the Spergel model, gang response strategies, female gangs, and more

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