Understanding Gangs and Gang Violence in America
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The text examines what a gang is, how gang members are defined by various segments of society, common forms of gang communications, and the rules of the streets. It covers the history of major gangs in America, gang recruitment and behaviors, hate groups, and prevention and intervention programs. Dedicated chapters discuss teen brain function and risk factors for gang involvement, national and local responses to gang activity, and the efficacy and inefficacy of state laws. The book concludes with a discussion of gangs on an international scale, the future of gang-related issues, and how readers can apply their knowledge at the community level.
Understanding Gangs and Gang Violence in America is valuable for courses in criminal justice and corrections. It can also be used by criminal justice and law enforcement practitioners who work with at-risk or gang-related populations.
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Evelyn Cuevas, Pathways to Graduation, New York City Schools
"This is an awesome book; I would highly recommend this to any new gang cop. This book breaks it down for the new gang investigator to [have] an open mind and be mindful of the facilitators as well as the actual gang members with easy-to-ready charts and pictures."
Tim King, Retired Detention Deputy, Kern County, CA
"Love the book, especially the flow of it. It is a very comprehensive book."
Jim Quick, President, Tennessee Gang Investigators Association
"Understanding Gangs and Gang Violence in America is a lofty endeavor to capture the history and activities of the evolving street/prison gang culture in this nation. It is comprehensive of each subject area and is a meaningful undertaking. As an academic piece, it is a perfect primer for the uninitiated and a good reference for the professional. I found it well written and researched, even if some assertions may be challenged. Overall, the reader/student should walk away with another tool in their toolkit of additional knowledge to the knowledge base. This book also demonstrates the futility of arresting ourselves out of the gang problem."
Eduardo Cordero, Supervisor, Los Angeles County Probation Department-CLEAR
"Gabriel Morales has a passion for working with communities dealing with gang violence. He is more than willing to share his vast experience in all aspects of the justice system through speaking engagements, articles, and books. He is a nationally recognized expert that can help you with some solutions to gang violence problems."
Natalie Di-Pace Salazar, Program Director at LA Regional Crime Stoppers, Inc.