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Street Gangs Throughout the World 9780398074296

Street Gangs Throughout the World

ISBN-10: 0398074291
ISBN-13: 9780398074296
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PUBLISHER: Thomas Publisher, Limited, Charles C.
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Product Description: Although a substantial amount of research on street gangs has been conducted in recent decades, much of it has focused on the United States. This book attempts to summarize much of the research being conducted in many other countries throughout the world where the street gang phenomenon is currently developing. The introductory section of the text addresses important topics on the various definitions of gangs and youth subcultures and presents methodological issues concerning the measurement of street gang activity in different countries. Section 2 offers an overview of the primary studies and most recent findings regarding American street gangs. The third section discusses recent and historical findings about street gangs in Europe and highlights studies in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia, and the Eastern European bloc. Section 4 presents current research on the Western Hemisphere and focuses on Canada, Jamaica, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Trinidad, Ecuador, Tobago, and El Salvador and further examines the influence of American-style gangs on the region. The fifth section addresses street gangs in India, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea, with special emphasis on Russia. Section 6 discusses the emerging street gang activity in the immense continents of Africa and Australia, as well as many of the island nations of the Pacific Ocean. The final section compares gang research from the various parts of the world and projects universal trends. The goal of this volume is to provide the most current and comprehensive overview of worldwide street gang activity emphasizing those features that are shared by all gangs regardless of nationality, ethnicity, or gender.

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