For undergraduate-level courses in Special Topics in Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, and Juvenile Delinquency. This text challenges many of the claims made by law enforcement and the media regarding the nature and extent of the gang problem in the United States. Employing a social constructionist approach to the study of social problems, the authors detail how law enforcement has figured prominently in the creation and promotion of stereotypes-marketing the gang threat via the news media to protect and increase organizational resources and power. This text focuses on the events, organizations, and processes that surrounded the gang panic during the late 1980s and early 1990s, a period during which gangs expanded greatly on American cities.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction and Overview. I. GANGS AS MORAL PANICS. 1. Conditions, Social Problems, and Moral Panics. 2. Looking Back. 3. The Police, Crime Control, and Street Gangs. 4. Crime, Gangs, and the News Media. 5. Gangs and the Sociological Perspective. II. THE GANG PANIC IN NEVADA. 6. The Gang Panic in Las Vegas. 7. The Gang Panic in Reno. 8. Gangs in the Legislature 9. Prosecuting Gangs. III. PANIC AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL. 10. A Nation in Panic? Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0130944580
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0130944580
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 340 pages. 9.00x7.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0130944580