Into The Abyss:
A Personal Journey into the World of Street Gangs

by Mike Carlie, Ph.D.        
Michael K. Carlie
Continually updated.

~ Table of Contents ~
Home | Foreword | Preface | Orientation

What I Learned | Conclusions
End Note |
| Appendix
Site Map / Contents
| New Research

Up-To-Date Gang-Related News


Publishers and Agencies to Contact for 
Publications on Youth Violence/Gangs

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 receive any money for this - I just want them to know that Into the Abyss is generating business for them!

If you don't find what you're looking for in the list below, you can visit a site with links to all education publishers.

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 GO.

Copperhouse/AtomicDog Publishing

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.

McGraw-Hill and Dushkin

Oxford University Press

Prentice Hall

University of California Press
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.


Institute for Governmental Research
As you scroll down the page you will see the categories into which the Institute has placed their materials.


The 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 publications.


The 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.


National 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.