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Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson


In the past two decades, many prevention and suppression programs have been initiated on a national and local level to combat street gangs—but what do we really know about them? Why do youths join them? Why do they proliferate? This book is a crucial update and critical examination of our understanding of gangs and major gang-control programs across the nation. Often perceived solely as an urban issue, street gangs are also a suburban and rural dilemma. The chapters focus on gang proliferation, migration, and crime patterns, and highlight known risk factors that lead youths to form and join ga ... More

Keywords: prevention, suppression, gang-control programs, proliferation, migration, crime patterns, risk factors, communities, intervention

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195163445
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm W. Klein, author
University of Southern California (Emeritus)

Cheryl L. Maxson, author
University of California, Irvine