101169: Modern-Day Youth Gangs

Juvenile Justice Bulletin

About the Course:

The data reviewed in Modern-Day Youth Gangs reveals systematic differences between communities with earlier and later onset gang problems. These differences have important implications for responding to the challenges that gangs pose to our nation.

Publication Date:

June 2002

Authors

James C.Howell; Arlen Egley, Jr.; Debra K. Gleason

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about modern-day youth gangs. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the demographic characteristics of modern-day youth gangs.

  2. Describe the type of criminal involvement of modern-day youth gangs.

  3. Explain the program implications of modern-day youth gangs.

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