Encyclopedia of gangs / edited by Louis Kontos and David C. Brotherton.

Contributor(s): Kontos, Louis [editor.] | Brotherton, David [editor.] | Gale GroupMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Gale virtual reference libraryPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 289 p.) : illISBN: 9780313348914 (electronic book)Subject(s): Gangs -- United States -- Encyclopedias | Gangs -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 364.1/0660973 LOC classification: HV6439.U5 | E53 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: Covers the world of gangs, including gang formations, routine gang activities, aberrations and current developments related to gangs in the United States and worldwide.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Covers the world of gangs, including gang formations, routine gang activities, aberrations and current developments related to gangs in the United States and worldwide.

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Billed as the "first encyclopedia of gangs in the United States," this volume provides an extensive overview of the great variety of gangs in American society and selected other countries (e.g., Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, South Africa, and Spain), and the various public programs and policies that have been developed to ameliorate their negative impacts. Most of the 100 entries fall into four categories: gang theory, practices, types, and expansion. This work contains all the expected entries (Bloods, Crips, Gangs in Prison, Organized Crime, Racist Skinheads, and Transnational Gangs), plus a few that are unexpected (Football Hooligans, Gangster Wannabes, and Trenchcoat Mafia). Each entry provides references and suggested readings for further exploration. This encyclopedia will be useful for college and university libraries, or other settings where readers desire further understanding of this complex topic. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners. J. J. Harrison Michigan State University

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Louis Kontos is Associate Professor of Sociology at Long Island University and is the co-editor of Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspectives (2003).

David C. Brotherton is Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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