Gangs

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Looks at the worldwide increase in street gangs, explores why people join them, discusses the social problems that push young people into gangs, and examines what can be done to lessen their effects on society and prevent gang-related crime.
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Looks at the worldwide increase in street gangs, explores why people join them, discusses the social problems that push young people into gangs, and examines what can be done to lessen their effects on society and prevent gang-related crime.
Swift, Richard.
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9780888999795
9781554982240
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1300L
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author2-role , 0888999798, 1 online resource, 11380184Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 144 p. ;19 cm., 1554982243 (electronic bk.), 33021022876012BE04/04/20122TEEN SOC SCIt, 33021022876509CC05/01/20126TEEN SOC SCIt, 33021022876558EXT11/28/20111TEEN SOC SCIt, 33021022877085PM12/16/20111TEEN SOC SCIt, 33021022877192TH09/09/20111TEEN SOC SCIt, 33021022877192tnfTEEN SOC SCIpm1059611jtn, 33021022877622WF12/13/20112TEEN SOC SCIt, 364.106/6, 839700, 9780888999795, 9781554982240 (electronic bk.), A Booklist Editors Choice and a Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) Honor BookStreet gangs have exploded worldwide. Tattoos, baggy pants, tagging, gangsta style, the unspoken threat -- it's all just around the corner in most of the world's major cities. From the streets of Los Angeles to the shantytowns of Cape Town, hundreds of thousands of "at risk" youth are deciding whether they should join their local gang. Violence, guns, the drug trade, racism, poverty, families under pressure and ever-widening slums all provide a witch's brew in which the youth gang tempts young males and females with a sense of identity and belonging that their world has denied them. Gangs exposes the roots of the problem as it moves from the banlieues of France to the favelas of Brazil. It offers a startling analysis of the complicity of the official adult world and some controversial ideas for reforms that might just undermine the appeal of gang life. For many of the world's young -- especially those who are poor -- joining a gang is a real career choice. It is a choice that can be as deadly for young gangsters as for their victims. Richard Swift shows us that we fail to understand gangs at our peril., Crime prevention, Crime prevention., Digital content provided by hoopla., Electronic books., Gangs, Gangs /Richard Swift., Gangs., GangsRichard Swift., Groundwork guides, Groundwork guides., HV6437.S95 2011, Includes bibliographical references (p. 136), filography (p. 136-137), and index., JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Violence, Law & Crime, Looks at the worldwide increase in street gangs, explores why people join them, discusses the social problems that push young people into gangs, and examines what can be done to lessen their effects on society and prevent gang-related crime., MWT11380184, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., NjBwBTNjBwBT, Sociology, Swift, Richard., TEEN SOC SCI, Toronto :Groundwood Books,c2011., [United States]:Groundwood Books ,2011., bl2011015514, computerc, eBook hoopla, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/hoa_9781554982240_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, text file, texttxt
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