Youth Gangs: An overview: Juvenile Justice Bulletin

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About the Course:

Youth gangs: An Overview provides an overview of the problems that youth gangs pose. It pinpoints the differences between youth gangs and adult criminal organizations, examines the risk factors that lead to youth gang membership, and presents promising strategies being used to curb youth gang involvement.


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Publication Date:

August 1998


James C. Howell

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Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about an overview of youth gangs. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the history and demographic characteristics of youth gangs.

  2. Describe the scope of the youth gang problems.

  3. Explain why youth join gangs.

  4. Identify the correlation of youth gangs and violence.

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Course Number: 101181
Total Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
Format: Online Article
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