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


Crime/Gang Reduction and
Crime/Prevention Prevention Websites

From the United States
bullet A national strategy to reduce gun violence
bullet The Boston Gun Project (a "Best Practice" program) ... one study's findings
bulletThe Boston Strategy to Reduce Youth Violence
bulletThe National Crime Prevention Council's strategy for using state law and ordinances to reduce gang activity.
bullet Gang Prevention Through Community Intervention With High-Risk Youth
bullet Crime Prevention articles from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service
bulletNeighborhood crime prevention and safety
bulletCrime Prevention publications online

From the United Kingdom (England)

bullet Crime Reduction efforts in the United Kingdom
bullet Crime Reduction Tool Kits from the United Kingdom
bullet Daily Urban Crime and Disorder - Is There a Simple Solution?

Among the reduction measures still needed as concerns those in lock-up or being released back into the community:

1. The most basic measures necessary to encourage a law-abiding life on release are not being taken in all cases: particularly getting prisoners off drugs and providing sufficient basic and vocational skills.

2. Efforts to reform young offenders, where hopes for reform must be the highest, are particularly inadequate. Drug treatment has often not available when needed and (vocational) training courses begun while confined were often not continued in the community upon release from confinement.

3. Prisoners continue to be discharged without any sustained supervision to discourage them from resuming old habits.

Paraphrased from Crime Reduction Factsheet: How Can We Reduce Reoffending by Known Criminals - The Overseas (U.S.A.) Evidence, by David G. Green as found at:

2002 Michael K. Carlie
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