Multiple goals for gang control programs and policies

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195163445
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199943340 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy

Multiple goals for gang control programs and policies

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This chapter discusses the various goals of gang programming, with examples to illustrate the differences between individual versus group change; reducing joining versus encouraging desistance; prevention versus intervention versus suppression. Reference again to the Spergel Model will clarify some of these issues.

Keywords: gang programming; street gangs; individual change; group change; gang joining; gang control; Spergel Model

Chapter.  6026 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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