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Author Sánchez-Jankowski, Martín, 1945-

Title Islands in the street : gangs and American urban society / Martín Sánchez Jankowski
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1991


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 382 pages)
Contents Theory of gang behavior and persistence -- Gang involvement -- In the organization -- Gang business: making ends meet -- Anatomy of gang violence -- Gang and the community -- Gangs and governments -- Gangs, criminal justice, and public order -- Media and gangs: image construction and myth management
Summary "Vivid, lively, and yet theoretically informed, a triumph of patient and sustained fieldwork. ... Jankowski presents the gang and its members not as pathological departures from social norms, but as shrewd and resourceful operators."--Michael Lipsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology"Islands in the Street fills a wide gap in the literature on gangs. Jankowski's innovative model of gang participation and organization is important and elegant, guaranteeing that this will be the book on gangs for the next ten years, if not longer."-Ruth Horowitz, University of Delaware
Analysis Organised crimes
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-371) and index
Notes English
Subject Gangs -- United States -- Cross-cultural studies
Gangs -- United States -- Cross-cultural studies
TRUE CRIME -- Organized Crime.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
Gang de rue.
Délinquance juvénile.
Étude transculturelle.
United States
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 90048641
ISBN 9780520911314