Gangs: A Handbook for Community Awareness

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The only book of its kind to offer solutions, Gangs: A Handbook for Community Awareness combines testimonials, descriptions, and detailed information to provide a basic education on the American street gang scene, as well as gang prevention and rehabilitation.

Written by individuals who have witnessed gang activity in their communities and have successfully taken measures to halt its spread, material in this guide:

Suggests methods for communities to tackle gang problems Gives a comprehensive view of gangs Answers commonly asked questions Discusses the various types of gangs based upon sex, race, and ethnicity and the characteristics associated with them Focuses on the violence associated with gang life-style Addresses gangs in our everyday lives and their impact on schools Directs readers to related resources that provide assistance in acquiring additional information.

Special features include: Voices from the Front: actual accounts from gang and ex-gang members and citizens personally affected by gang violence. Plus, newspaper accounts from national sources Rick's Reports: true-life anecdotes from author Rick Landre, a gang unit police officer Informative black-and-white photographs which identify everything from the "tools of the trade" to the tattoos that indicate membership in a particular gang.

Gangs: A Handbook for Community Awareness offers concrete steps to build stronger communities.

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Whether your community faces an ongoing gang problem or wants to prevent one, Gangs: A Handbook for Community Awareness can help. This well-researched and easy-to-read guide to recognizing and understanding gangs is an essential resource in the effort to counter the dangerous and often violent culture of gang life. Written by a counselor, a police officer, and a teacher who have all successfully taken measures to halt the spread of gang-related violence, Gangs: A Handbook for Community Awareness combines testimonial, dramatizations, and detailed information to help communities build foundations that support their youth and deter their affiliation with gang members.

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