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Description - Gangs by Kimberly Tobin

For courses in Gangs and Juvenile Delinquency. Applicable for students, academics, and practitioners, this text presents an overview of the prominent quantitative and qualitative data that exists on gangs. Academically sound, it synthesizes gang research into a format that is understandable for students and offers a balance between clarity and rigor. Placing a clear distinction between gangs and gang members, it highlights the differences between individual and group perspectives and encourages a richer understanding of the phenomenon. More visual than competing texts, it uses learning boxes to highlight notable research projects and special topics. Separate chapters are devoted to current issues such as race/ethnicity; gender; prison gangs; and prevention and intervention.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780131724044
ISBN-10: 0131724045
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Prentice Hall
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kimberly Tobin

Ph.D., Sociology, State University of New York at Albany M.A., Sociology, State University of New York at Albany B.A., Sociology, State University of New York at Albany Dr. Tobin's areas of specialization and publication include criminological theory, research methodology, and juvenile delinquency, specifically gang behavior and drug use. She is most interested in the developmental/life course perspective of criminal behavior. She is a member of the American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Sociological Association. Dr. Tobin is currently the Graduate Coordinator/Advisor for the Department of Criminal Justice and the Director of Research for the Institute for Criminal Justice Studies and Research at Westfield State College.