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Author Schmidt, Linda M.

Title Gangs and Law Enforcement : a Guide for Dealing with Gang-Related Violence
Published Springfield : Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (216 pages)
Contents GANGS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT; CONTENTS; Chapter 1 GANG OVERVIEW: EVOLUTION OF TODAY'S URBAN GANGS; Chapter 2 GANGS AS A SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY CONCERN; Chapter 3 GANGS AS A SOCIAL STRUCTURE; Chapter 4LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERSHIPSAGAINST GANGS; Chapter 5 ILLUSTRATIONS OF GANG GRAFFITI: EARLY 1990s THROUGH 2006; Chapter 6 INTERACTION BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT:; Chapter 7 ANSWERING COMMUNITY QUESTIONS ABOUT GANG ISSUES; Chapter 8 GANGS AND PRISONS; Chapter 9 COMMUNITY RESPONSES TO REDUCE GANG THREATS; Chapter 10 GANGS AND GOVERNMENT: ORGANIZING THE MUNICIPAL RESPONSE
Chapter 11 WHEN SHOULD JUVENILE OFFENDERS BE TRIED IN ADULT COURT?Chapter 12 GANG-RELATED SENTENCING OPTIONS; Chapter 13 ORGANIZING AN ANTI-GANG EFFORT; Chapter 14 COORDINATING LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES AGAINST GANGS; Chapter 15 TWO GANG CASE STUDIES; SAMPLE PROPOSAL FOR GANG TRAINING; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Summary "Gangs are on the rise again." This portent of trouble comes from the FBI'S expert on gangs, Linda Schmidt. Today, there are over 30,000 gangs across America and over 800,000 gang members. Gangs are savvy and scarier than ever. Their firepower, military background and lack of restraint have made some city centers too dangerous to patrol. As gang power grows, knowledge is the best antidote and the best inducement to corrective actions. The interviews, street wisdom and advice that are used throughout this book show its heavy dose of reality. Specialist Linda Schmidt goes deep into gang territor
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Subject Crime prevention -- United States.
Gangs -- United States.
Juvenile delinquency -- United States.
Law enforcement -- United States.
Violence -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author O'Reilly, James T., 1947-
ISBN 0398085404 (electronic bk.)
9780398085407 (electronic bk.)