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How Gangs Work

An Ethnography of Youth Violence

  • James A. Densley

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Drawing on extensive interviews with gang members, this book provides a vivid portrayal of gang life. Topics include the profiles and motivations of gang members; the processes of gang evolution, organization, and recruitment; gang members' uses of violence, media, and technology and the role of gangs in the drugs trade and organized crime

Keywords

Gangs crime ethnography violence desistance demography drugs evolution gang organization youth

Authors and affiliations

  • James A. Densley
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  1. 1.Metropolitan State UniversityBrooklyn ParkUSA

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