American Street Gangs

American Street Gangs

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This book provides a comprehensive review of all the critical elements relevant to the growing phenomenon of gang life. It is designed to provide the necessary background material of gangs so that readers gain a clear idea of the cultural and structural components of gang activity. This book provides an examination of the history of gangs, socio-psychological aspects of individual and group behavior, the major theories and socio-economic reasons as to why gangs exist, descriptions of all types of gangs, as well as law enforcement techniques. For those in law enforcement and criminal justice careers as well as the sociology field.Larceny/Theft. and. Motor. Vehicle. Theft. One of the original English common- law ... in a few cases, the rarer) the vehicle, the more likely it is to be stolen ( because there is a lucrative market for replacement parts). In 2000, the most popular-selling car was the Toyota Camry, and, not surprisingly, it ranked number one in the United States as the most stolen. ... frequent targets, pickup trucks are at the top of the list in Texas, and domestic vehicles lead the list in Detroit (Glynn 2002, B6).

Title:American Street Gangs
Author:Tim Delaney
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2006


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