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Social scientists and scholars examine the contemporary contours of America's gang problem. New material dealing with wilding gangs, migration and drug trafficking, and public educational disruption is presented. Other topics covered include how gangs are organized, what social function they serve, their relation to conventional society, and the social and psychological factors that contribute to their rise. The volume also includes a section on public policy. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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Most major American cities are now confronted with serious problems derived from gang violence, drug traffic, and disruption of the public educational system. In face of deindustrialization and deepening recession, many minority youngsters view gangs as attractive alternatives to a futile search for employment in a deteriorating urban economy. Perhaps most significant, gangs are now being to emerge in small and medium-sized cities.About the Author:
Scott Cummings is Professor of Urban Policy in the Institute of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville. He is the editor of the Journal of Public Affairs and the author of Business Elites and Urban Development, published by SUNY Press.
Daniel J. Monti is Professor of Sociology at Boston University. He has served on a variety of public task forces and organizations dealing with contemporary gang problems and is the author of Race, Redevelopment, and the New Company Town, also published by SUNY Press.
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