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Introduction to Gangs is a practical guide and handbook for anyone dealing with gang violence, including police, courts, prisons, community police psychologists, and more. It includes case studies, illustrations of gang graffiti, gang terminology, gang identification, maps or illustrations, summary statistics, graphs, and more. In addition, it gives voices to those impacted by the world of gang crime and gang violence, including gang members, former and active, and their families.
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George W. Knox, Ph.D., professor of criminology, director of the National Gang Crime Research Center, founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Gang Research now in its 14th year as a professional quarterly publication dedicated solely to gangs and gang issues.Review:
"In a busy world with limited time I would recopmmend that jails confonted with gang problems would serve themselves well by purchasing this book. Knox and his staff have done a tremendous amount of work in collecting and analyzing material about the gang problem in America." Ken Kerle, p. 104, American Jails magazine, July/August, 2006. --American Jails magazine, 2006.
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