Policing Gangs in America (Cambridge Studies in Criminology)

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Describing the assumptions, issues, problems, and events that characterize, shape, and define the police response to gangs in America today, the primary focus of this book is on gang unit officers and the environment in which they work. The book is broadly focused on describing how gang units respond to community gang problems, and answers such questions as: Why do police agencies organize their responses to gangs in certain ways? Who are the people who elect to police gangs? What are their jobs really like? How do their responses to the gang problem compare with other policing strategies, such as community policing?

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Policing Gangs in America describes the assumptions, issues, problems, and events that define the police response to gangs in America today. The primary focus of the book is on the gang unit officers themselves and the environment in which they work. The book is broadly focused on describing how gang units respond to community gang problems and analyzes the police response to gangs in the context of community policing. The book also makes several recommendations for policy and practice changes related to police gang units.

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Dr Charles Katz received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is currently an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Arizona State University. Dr Katz has co-authored or co-edited two previous books and has been published in several scholarly journals such as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and Crime and Delinquency. Dr Katz has conducted research in over 20 police agencies across the United States as well as several state and federal agencies.

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