Gang Injunctions And Abatement

Author: Matthew D. O'Deane
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146655410X
Size: 49.91 MB
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As gang violence continues to rise across the country and the world, police departments, prosecutors, and community members are seeking new methods to reduce the spread of gang-related criminal activity. Civil gang injunctions have become a growing feature of crime control programs in several states across the nation. Gang Injunctions and Abatement: Using Civil Remedies to Curb Gang-Related Crimes examines the effectiveness of this strategy and explores the accompanying constitutional controversies related to freedom of speech, assembly, and other rights. Questions raised by this thought-provoking volume include: What are the costs of gang violence to society? Do civil remedies curb violence in the communities where they are implemented? What factors make a given injunction or abatement more or less effective? What legal and policy issues stand in the way of gang injunctions and abatement? Providing step-by-step instructions on how to establish a successful injunction and abatement program, the book presents comprehensive research on the theoretical basis for the strategy. It includes a legal and chronological progression of actual cases and their outcomes, describing weaknesses and successes in various programs. Supplying succinct guidelines from lessons learned, the book enables prosecutors, police agencies, and the public to take steps toward eradicating gang activities in their communities.

Civil Gang Abatement

Author: Edward L. Allan
Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing
ISBN: 9781593320416
Size: 30.17 MB
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Civil gang abatement is an innovative remedy employing civil injunctions to combat public nuisance activity by gangs. This strategy has been promoted as a problem-oriented response to gang problems. Allan examines whether the process of acquiring a "gang injunction" incorporates the primary dimensions of problem-oriented responses: flexibility and community involvement. Flexibility is evident in the even distribution of initiatives among three categories: high-drug, high-crime, and high-disorder. Evidence of community involvement is weak, due to the lack of community organizations in gang-plagued neighborhoods, the low-profile nature of the initiatives, and the potential for retaliation against participants. Although the expectation for community involvement in gang injunction initiatives should be tempered, civil gang abatement is an appropriate approach to neighborhood gang problems.

The Re Evolution Of American Street Gangs

Author: Dale L. June
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 149876651X
Size: 13.58 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The problem of gangs and gang subculture is a growing threat to the stability of neighborhoods and entire communities. During the past two decades, gang members have increasingly migrated from large urban centers to suburban areas and other countries. This book addresses the intricacies and diversities of street gangs, drawing on the expertise of high-ranking law enforcement officials monitoring terrorist activity and gang-related crimes as well as professional private investigators who have spent several decades investigating gangs and learning their subculture, lifestyle, motivations, and relationships. Ideal for supplemental reading in gang violence courses on criminal justice, sociology, law, and psychology, this comprehensive anthology presents thorough coverage of a notoriously difficult subject. It explores the following key topics: Social, psychological, and criminal impact of street gangs on juveniles Psychology of gang membership and the pathways that lead into and out of gang culture Relationship between religion and dangerous criminal gangs How U.S.-based gangs are using technology to advance their operations Use of graffiti by street gangs Evolution of gangs and recommendations for preventing future growth Gang enhancement crimes and associated misconduct of police and prosecutors Like any type of crime, street gang criminal activity cannot be totally eliminated. This book aims to provide a better understanding of gangs so that we can influence today’s potential gang members to make the right decisions for their sake and the sake of society.

Gangs And Gang Crime

Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438117248
Size: 48.77 MB
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Throughout the history of the United States, gangs have existed in one form or another, from the violent thugs of old New York to the holdup gangs of the Old West and from Prohibition-era bootleggers to modern-day street gangs. Each type of gang has posed a serious problem for law-enforcement authorities. Police have developed numerous techniques for identifying gangs, tracking their activities, breaking up illegal rackets, and addressing the social issues that contribute to the formation of gangs. Gangs and Gang Crime details the history of criminal gangs and law-enforcement efforts to fight them, from the nineteenth century to the present.a

Urban Street Gang Enforcement

Author: Edward Connors
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788172557
Size: 46.51 MB
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Presents strategies to enhance prosecution of gang-related crimes, focusing exclusively on enforcement and prosecution strategies against urban street gangs. Includes a step-by-step guide for designing and implementing a program based on the Model Strategies for Urban Street Enforcement, a demonstration program designed to establish model approaches to prevent and suppress gang violence. Contents: key elements of the gang suppression prototype, planning and analysis, gang info. and intelligence systems, gang suppression operations and tactics, interagency cooperation and collaboration, legal issues, and process and impact evaluation.

Fixing Broken Windows

Author: George L. Kelling
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684837382
Size: 57.18 MB
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Cites successful examples of community-based policing


Author: Marilyn Tower Oliver
Publisher: Enslow Pub Inc
Size: 71.69 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Looks at the history of street gangs, explains why young people are drawn to gangs, and discusses the backgrounds of gang members, the types of crimes they commit, and the codes that they follow

Using Civil Remedies For Criminal Behavior

Author: Peter Finn
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788145819
Size: 18.28 MB
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Advocates the use of civil remedies by police & prosecutors to combat a range of criminal activities including drug dealing, car theft, hate violence & possession of firearms by the mentally ill. Details of the procedure, organization, staffing, program evolution, accomplishments, advantages & Constitutional issues of seven case studies are presented, as well as discussions on making effective use of civil remedies, finding appropriate legislation, involving the community & other agencies, & using civil statutes in a Constitutionally defensible manner. Comparative table, end notes & glossary.

Civil Remedies And Crime Prevention

Author: Lorraine Green Mazerolle
Publisher: Criminal Justice Press
ISBN: 9781881798194
Size: 30.82 MB
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This volume explores the social, legal and political issues raised by the use of civil remedies and contains as well a series of evaluative reports covering current civil remedies practices in the USA, England and Australia.It examines the reasons behind the rapid development and acceptance of civil remedies for crime control purposes; the linkages between civil remedy practices and theories underlying other crime prevention and control initiatives; and the critical dimensions of civil remedy tactics.Australian contributions are by Sharyn Roach Anleu on the Role of Civil Sanctions in Social Control; and by Rob White on Curtailing Youth, a critique of coercive crime prevention.