Gangs, 2nd edition, specifically and sufficiently covers essential gang topics as well as new topics not found in any of the competing books in the marketplace. In addition to the traditional overview of gang history and topics (corrections, law and law enforcement), Gangs, 2nd edition, includes areas omitted or not extensively covered in other gang textbooks: Gangs and Mental Illness; Gangs and Native Americans; Entrepreneurship, Finances, and Gangs; The World of Sports, Athletes; Gangs, Gangs in the U.S. Military; and, Gangs, the Internet, and Social Media.
Gangs, 2nd edition, not only is an appropriate supplement for use in introductory law enforcement, corrections, or justice type courses, but this text can also serve as a primary textbook for a lower or upper-level gang course.
Chapter 1 The Emergence of Gangs in the United States – Then and Now
Chapter 2 Theories of Gangs and Gang Membership
Chapter 3 Gangs and Mental Illness
Chapter 4 Girls and Gangs
Chapter 5 Gangs and Native Americans
Chapter 6 Gangs and the Police
Chapter 7 The Courts and Gangs: Laws, Legislation, and Injunctions
Chapter 8 Corrections: Prison Gangs and STGs
Chapter 9 Entrepreneurship, Finances, and Gangs
Chapter 10 Gangs in the U.S. Military
Chapter 11 The World of Sports, Athletes, and Gangs
Chapter 12 Gangs, the Internet, and Social Media
Chapter 13 Gang Prevention, Intervention, Suppression, and Best Practices