Looking Beyond Suppression: Community Strategies to Reduce Gang Violence by Erika Gebo, Brenda J. Bond, Carolyn Boyes-Watson, Anthony A. Braga, Ellen Foley, David M. Hureau, Jack Mcdevitt, Erin McLaughlin, Nicole Rivers-Kustanovitz, Laurie Ross, Kim Tobin, Sean P. Varano, Russell Wolff
Looking Beyond Suppression: Community Strategies to Reduce Gang Violence
Author: Erika Gebo, Brenda J. Bond, Carolyn Boyes-Watson, Anthony A. Braga, Ellen Foley, David M. Hureau, Jack Mcdevitt, Erin McLaughlin, Nicole Rivers-Kustanovitz, Laurie Ross, Kim Tobin, Sean P. Varano, Russell Wolff
Title: Looking Beyond Suppression: Community Strategies to Reduce Gang Violence
ISBN10: 0739150162
ISBN13: 978-0739150160
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Lexington Books; 1 edition (May 31, 2012)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1906 kb
Size epub: 1478 kb
Rating: 3.9 ✪
Votes: 369
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
This edited book significantly contributes to the knowledge on how to address gang problems from a broad community perspective, which takes into account criminal justice agencies, social service providers, and community leaders, along with police, who have implemented collaborative anti-gang policies and practices. As community-wide efforts become more common, it is increasingly important to investigate effective strategies to address social problems. Beyond Suppression: Community Strategies to Reduce Gang Violence explores a demonstration project of one state’s efforts to reduce gang and youth violence through use of a comprehensive initiative, the Comprehensive Gang Model (CGM). The relevance of the CGM as a conceptual framework to guide gang policy and practice is illustrated throughout the book, and tailored gang reduction strategies derived from that framework and rooted in the ecological constitution of communities are showcased. The chapters highlight implementation strategies employed by various communities using a case study methodology that assists in garnering an in-depth perspective of implementation issues and key dimensions of the CGM. This book answers important questions about how communities operationalize the CGM. The results of these investigations are important for scholars, learners, and practitioners who seek to address gang violence using a customized response.