The Resource Gangs, Richard Swift

Gangs, Richard Swift

Label
Gangs
Title
Gangs
Statement of responsibility
Richard Swift
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • For many of the world's young, especially those who are poor as well as young, joining a gang is a real career choce. It is a choice that can be as deadly for the young gangsters as for their victims. In this book, journalist Richard Swift cuts through the fear and self-righteousness that charaterize most approaches to gangs. Laying bare the roots and culture of youth gangs in the world's burgeoning cities, he shows that for many members, gang affiliation is a kind of 'perverse resistance' to an unequal and unfair world. Zeroing in on the particular forms gangs take in different countries and cities, he discusses their reliance on violence, their role in the underground economy, and their relationship with their communities and the police. He also shows that we fail to understand gangs at our peril. -- from Back Cover
Member of
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swift, Richard
Dewey number
364.106/6
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6437
LC item number
.S85 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Groundwork guides
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangs
  • Gangs
  • Gangs
  • Gangs
  • Crime prevention
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Gangs, Richard Swift
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gangs are everywhere -- Gangs and poverty -- The underground economy -- Gangs and their communities -- Gang appeal -- The politics of gangs -- The assault on youth -- A future with gangs -- Gang vocabulary -- Gangs timeline
Control code
ocn656450994
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780888999795
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2016498016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)656450994
Label
Gangs, Richard Swift
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 137) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gangs are everywhere -- Gangs and poverty -- The underground economy -- Gangs and their communities -- Gang appeal -- The politics of gangs -- The assault on youth -- A future with gangs -- Gang vocabulary -- Gangs timeline
Control code
ocn656450994
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780888999795
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2016498016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)656450994

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