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Street Gang Patterns and Policies$
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Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195163445

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.001.0001

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Multiple goals for gang control programs and policies

Multiple goals for gang control programs and policies

(p.231) Seven Multiple goals for gang control programs and policies
Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Malcolm W. Klein

Cheryl L. Maxson

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the various goals of gang programming, with examples to illustrate the differences between individual versus group change; reducing joining versus encouraging desistance; prevention versus intervention versus suppression. Reference again to the Spergel Model will clarify some of these issues.

Keywords:   gang programming, street gangs, individual change, group change, gang joining, gang control, Spergel Model

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