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The Resource Contemporary gangs : an organizational analysis, Deborah Lamm Weisel

Contemporary gangs : an organizational analysis, Deborah Lamm Weisel

Label
Contemporary gangs : an organizational analysis
Title
Contemporary gangs
Title remainder
an organizational analysis
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Lamm Weisel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contemporary gangs are persistent despite efforts to control them. Theories of gangs explain the emergence of gangs but offer little insight into their persistence and growth. Weisel examined the organizational characteristics of four criminal gangs. Although large gangs appear disorganized, they are not ephemeral groups. Instead the gangs feature characteristics of organic-adaptive organizations rather than hierarchical or bureaucratic organizations. As such, these gangs feature blended goals, shared decision making, a structure based on subdivisions, and a generalist orientation. Such features promote efficiency in a highly volatile environment and contribute to increases in the size and number of contemporary gangs in America
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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Weisel, Deborah Lamm
Dewey number
364.1/06/6
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HV6439.U5
LC item number
W455 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Criminal justice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangs
  • Gangs
  • Gangs
  • TRUE CRIME
  • Gangs
  • California
  • Illinois
  • United States
Label
Contemporary gangs : an organizational analysis, Deborah Lamm Weisel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 Understanding Gangs: Contributions Of Research And Theory -- 3 RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH -- 4 ORGANIZATIONAL FEATURES OF FOUR GANGS -- 5 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION -- APPENDIX -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Control code
52872038
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781593320331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3016705
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52872038
Label
Contemporary gangs : an organizational analysis, Deborah Lamm Weisel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- 1 INTRODUCTION -- 2 Understanding Gangs: Contributions Of Research And Theory -- 3 RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH -- 4 ORGANIZATIONAL FEATURES OF FOUR GANGS -- 5 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION -- APPENDIX -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Control code
52872038
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781593320331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc3016705
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52872038

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