Gang Violence Research Paper by Research Group

Gang Violence
A study of the general effectiveness of diverse methods schools have undertaken to combat gang violence.
# 27169 | 3,074 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 27, 2003 in Criminology (Juvenile Justice) , Education (General)

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This paper discusses how a gang can be characterized as a collective of juveniles and young adults who associate with one another for serious, often violent, criminal behavior with special concerns for controlling either a physical territory (turf) or a criminal enterprise or both. It examines the general nature and the scope of the problem of gang violence in order to evaluate the general effectiveness of methods taken by schools in their fight against it.

Description and Scope of the Problem
Importance of Investigating School Efforts to Reduce Gang Violence Problem
Review of the Literature
Methods and Effectiveness of School Efforts to Combat Gang Violence
Effectiveness of School Programs Emphasizing Security Measures
Individual Programs for Gang Members
Prevention Programs
Integrated Programs
Programs to Change School Environment or Climate

From the Paper:

"Ascher (1994) conducted an extensive review of the literature on the effectiveness of programs that attempt to curb gang violence on campus using strategies such as hiring and training extra security guards, putting metal detectors at the doors, and so forth. The author states that in most studies evaluative data suggest that these programs can be at least moderately effective in preventing violence on campus. However, evaluative research is also said to show that most students and teachers have concerns and discomfort in schools that are basically armed fortresses."

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