Confronting GangsConfronting Gangs
by G. David Curry, Scott H. Decker, David C. Pyrooz
The most comprehensive and current textbook on gang research, gang policy, and gang responses, Confronting Gangs: Crime and Community, Third Edition, offers a full and unbiased assessment of the characteristics of gang members and gang behavior.DISTINCTIVE FEATURESStrong focus on the community contexts that contribute to gang activityQuotes from re ...
Number of pages: 256 | Publication Date: 2013-02-28 | ISBN-13: 9780190055950

Policing ImmigrantsPolicing Immigrants
by Doris Marie Provine, Monica W. Varsanyi, Paul G. Lewis, Scott H. Decker
The United States deported nearly two million illegal immigrants during the first five years of the Obama presidency—more than during any previous administration. President Obama stands accused by activists of being “deporter in chief.” Yet despite efforts to rebuild what many see as a broken system, the president has not yet been able to con ...
Number of pages: 208 | Publication Date: 2016-06-14 | ISBN-13: 9780226363189

Drug Smugglers on Drug SmugglingDrug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling
by Scott H. Decker, Margaret Townsend Chapman
Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling examines the organizational structures of drug smuggling from Colombia to the US.  Career drug smugglers describe a series of often disconnected networks that enable smugglers to best organize their business in a way that will minimize the risks of apprhension and maximize profits.  ...
Number of pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2008-01-28 | ISBN-13: 9781592136438

Controversies in Criminal JusticeControversies in Criminal Justice
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Number of pages: 362 | Publication Date: 2002-10-01 | ISBN-13: 9781891487941

Burglars On The JobBurglars On The Job
by Richard T. Wright, Scott H. Decker
Winner of the SSSP Crime and Delinquency Outstanding Scholarship Award (1995)Through extensive and candid interviews, the authors of this ground-breaking work have studied burglars' decision-making processes within the context of their streetlife culture. In this volume they present their findings in the areas of motivation, target selection, metho ...
Number of pages: 248 | Publication Date: 1996-02-15 | ISBN-13: 9781555532710

Criminology and Public PolicyCriminology and Public Policy
In the field of criminal justice, public policy is designed to address the problems brought on by criminal behavior and the response to that behavior. However, too often, the theories carefully developed in the academy fail to make their way into programs and policy. The editors and contributors to this second edition of Criminology and Public Poli ...
Number of pages: 386 | Publication Date: 2018-07-06 | ISBN-13: 9781439916582

The Handbook of Gangs (Wiley Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice)The Handbook of Gangs (Wiley Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice)
Pulling together the most salient, current issues in the field today, The Handbook of Gangs provides a significant assessment by leading scholars of key topics related to gangs, gang members, and responses to gangs. •  Chapters cover a wide array of the most prominent issues in the field of gangs, written by scholars who have been leaders in dev ...
Number of pages: 592 | Publication Date: 2015-09-28 | ISBN-13: 9781118726877

Armed Robbers In ActionArmed Robbers In Action
by Richard T. Wright, Scott H. Decker
One of the most feared crimes among urban dwellers, armed robbery poses a serious risk of injury or death, and presents daunting challenges for law enforcement. Yet little is known about the complex factors that motivate assailants who use a weapon to take property by force or threat of force.Armed Robbers in Action is not like previous studies tha ...
Number of pages: 128 | Publication Date: 1997-10-23 | ISBN-13: 9781555533236

Competing for ControlCompeting for Control
by David C. Pyrooz, Scott H. Decker
Pyrooz and Decker pull apart the bars on prison gangs to uncover how they compete for control. While there is much speculation about these gangs, there is little solid research. This book draws on interviews with 802 inmates - half of whom were gang members - in two Texas prisons; one of the largest samples of its kind. Using this data, the authors ...
Number of pages: 250 | Publication Date: 2019-10-31 | ISBN-13: 9781108735742

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