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.
Strong focus on the community contexts that contribute to gang activity
Quotes from real-life gang members provide students with a realistic portrait of gang life
G. David Curry is Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Scott H. Decker is Foundation Professor and Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.
David C. Pyrooz is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University.
"A great reader textbook that should be included in the repertoire of gang literature and theory. It provides excellent references for further research into gang phenomena." --Sharlette A. Kellum, Texas Southern University
"Filled with very rich, in-depth interviews and descriptions of gang life." --Shihlung Huang, California State University, Sacramento