The following are among the many publishers of books on the subject of
youth violence and gangs. When you get to their website, you may need to use
their Search function and keywords such as "youth violence" (be
sure to insert quotation marks for any search using two or more words that
you want to appear together), gang, "youth gang", "troubled
youth", delinquency, delinquent, "juvenile delinquency",
"street gang", etc.
The following are links to particular pages within each publisher's
website. You should probably explore some of their other pages, too. If you
order a book, let the publisher know how you found out about them. I don't
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If you don't find what you're looking for in the list below, you can
visit a site with links to
Allyn & Bacon/Longman
Scroll down the home page
and use a the keyword search function in the "Search our
Catalog" box. Click "keyword" before you click
Greenhaven Press, Inc
Several of the series of books
published by Greenhaven address gangs, youth violence, child
abuse, and other related topics. You can view
the links to the various series of books then look for the
topic in which you are interested.
Look on the left side of this website for the keyword search function.
Use the Keyword
Search function in the top, right corner of the webpage.
You may also find articles, reports and other publications at any of the
following sites. Most of the material is free.
for Governmental Research
As you scroll down the page you will see the categories into
which the Institute has placed their materials.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
The OJJDP aggressively pursues new knowledge about all forms
of juvenile delinquency in the United States and funds many
studies. The research findings are found in many of their
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
The NCJRS is a depository for thousands of publications. The
page to which you will be taken when you click above is a
listing of material available on gangs only. If you look along
the left margin of the page you will find other categories of
publications which you may find of interest.
Gang Crime Research Center
The NGCRC exists as a
non-profit independent agency with the mission statement to: (1)
Carry out large-scale research on gangs and gang members, (2)
To disseminate up-to-date valid and reliable information about
gangs and gang problems through the official publication of the
NGCRC, the Journal of Gang Research, and, (3) To
provide training and consulting services about gangs.