Contemporary Gangs: An Organizational Analysis (Criminal Justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC).) (Criminal Justice (Lfb Scholarly Publishing Llc).) by Deborah Lamm Weisel - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Contemporary gangs are persistent despite efforts to control them. Theories of gangs explain the emergence of gangs but offer...

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Exact title of the book
Contemporary Gangs: An Organizational Analysis (Criminal Justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC).) (Criminal Justice (Lfb Scholarly Publishing Llc).)
Book author
Deborah Lamm Weisel
Book edition
Library Binding
Number of pages
234 pages
Published
May 1st 2002 by LFB Scholarly Publishing
File size (in PDF)
936 kB
Contemporary Gangs: An Organizational Analysis (Criminal Justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC).) (Criminal Justice (Lfb Scholarly Publishing Llc).)

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Contemporary gangs are persistent despite efforts to control them. Theories of gangs explain the emergence of gangs but offer littleinsight into their persistence and growth. Weisel examined theorganizational characteristics of four criminal gangs.

Although even 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.