Delinquent Gangs

  • Arnold P. Goldstein
Part of the The Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


Delinquent youth gangs in the United States, as a social (or, better, antisocial) phenomenon, ebb and flow in terms of both their numbers and societal impact. In the early 1990s, there are more of them, more gang youth drug involvement, and greater levels of violence being perpetrated by such youth. The present chapter seeks to describe the sources and substance of this phenomenon and, with a particular focus on gang violence, examine an array of preventative and rehabilitative interventions which have been employed toward delinquency and aggression-reduction ends.


Criminal Justice Antisocial Behavior Gang Member Juvenile Delinquency Gang Membership 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnold P. Goldstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Special EducationSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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