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Klein, Malcolm W.

Works: 65 works in 282 publications in 1 language and 11,171 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Malcolm W Klein
Responding to troubled youth by Cheryl Lee Maxson( )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Responding to Troubled Youth considers the current theories and practices in handling status offenders - those children who habitually resist the control of their parents and schools, who run away from home, who drink and stay out after curfew. How does society deal with status offenders today? How should it deal with them tomorrow? What are the social and legal implications of dealing with them in one way or another?" "Designed to respond to troubled and troublesome youths, state legislative policies for juvenile offenders are effective at different times for different reasons - and are not always effective in the first place. This book evaluates such policies in terms of three basic and competing philosophies: the so-called treatment, deterrence, and normalization rationales. In examining each approach, Cheryl L. Maxson and Malcolm W. Klein consider the quality (and quantity) of response to (and for) status offenders at local community service outlets in seven different cities. By this method, the authors can determine whether such response practices conform with the ideological thrusts embedded in state legislation." "The results of their national study will surprise man legislative and youth service policy professionals. Agency characteristics, service delivery patterns, and youth clients can indeed reflect the treatment, deterrence, and normalization rationales, but in ways that have little bearing on the dominant viewpoints embodied by state legislation. Also, special chapters are devoted to those minors most likely to slip through the safety net of youth service - chronic runaways and street kids. At the conclusion and throughout the text, the authors soundly discuss the implications of their findings for lawmakers and policy developers."--Jacket
Street gang patterns and policies by Malcolm W Klein( )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past two decades, many prevention and suppression programs have been initiated on a national and local level to combat street gangs, but what do we really know about them? Why do youths join them? Why do they proliferate? This book provides a crucial update and critical examination of knowledge about gangs and major gang control programs across the nation. Often perceived as solely an urban issue, street gangs are also a suburban and rural social problem. The authors focus on gang proliferation, migration, and crime patterns and highlight known risk factors that lead to youths joining gangs and to gang formation within communities. Dispelling long-standing assumptions that the public, and the media and law enforcement, have about street gangs, they present a comprehensive overview of how gangs are organized and structured. The authors assess the major gang programs across the nation and argue that existing prevention, intervention, and suppression methods, targeting individuals, groups, and communities have been largely ineffective when evaluated. They close by offering policy guidelines for practitioners on how to intervene and control gangs more successfully. This book fills in a gap in the literature on street gangs and social control
The American street gang : its nature, prevalence, and control by Malcolm W Klein( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Street Gang provides a detailed accounting, through statistics, interviews, and personal experience, of what street gangs are, how they have changed, their involvement in drug sales, and why we have not been able to stop them. Klein has been studying street gangs for more than thirty years, and he brings a sophisticated understanding of the problem to bear in this often surprising book. In contrast to the image of rigid organization and military-style leadership we see in the press, he writes, street gangs are usually loose bodies of associates, with informal and multiple leadership. Street gangs, he makes clear, are quite distinct from drug gangs - though they may share individual members. In a drug-selling operation tight discipline is required - the members are more like employees - whereas street gangs are held together by affiliation and common rivalries, with far less discipline. With statistics and revealing anecdotes, Klein offers a strong critique of the approach of many law enforcement agencies, which have demonized street gangs while ignoring the fact that they are the worst possible bodies for running disciplined criminal operations - let alone colonizing other cities. On the other hand, he shows that street gangs do spur criminal activity, and he demonstrates the shocking rise in gang homicides and the proliferation of gangs across America. Ironically, he writes, the liberal approach to gangs advocated by many (assigning a social worker to a gang, organizing non-violent gang activities) can actually increase group cohesion, which leads to still more criminal activity. And programs to erode that cohesion, Klein tells us from personal experience, can work - but they require intensive, exhausting effort
The Juvenile justice system( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juvenile gangs in context; theory, research, and action by Malcolm W Klein( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community treatment of juvenile offenders : the DSO experiments by Solomon Kobrin( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Street gangs and street workers by Malcolm W Klein( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back on the street : the diversion of juvenile offenders by Robert Melvin Carter( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of criminal justice evaluation( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern gang reader by Malcolm W Klein( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several articles define gangs from social and legal perspectives, examine the extent and nature of the current gang problem, and explain how society has responded to it
Western systems of juvenile justice( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gang cop : the words and ways of Officer Paco Domingo by Malcolm W Klein( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klein, well-known criminologist and police consultant, tells the story of a gang cop who is deeply engaged in battling his street gang opponents. The author reveals the dangers of police elite units when a 'tough cop' begins to rationalize the use of police violence and corruption. Klein assesses the training and skills of the gang cop, and current gaps in our knowledge of street gangs. This book is for law enforcement personnel, lawyers, criminologists, and community and governmental agencies concerned with the proliferation of gangs in America's towns
Gang structures, crime patterns, and police responses by Malcolm W Klein( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eurogang paradox : street gangs and youth groups in the U.S. and Europe( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Eurogang Paradox is the first comprehensive collection of original research reports on the status of street gangs and problematic youth groups in Europe, as well as a set of special, state-of-the-art reports on the current status of American street gang research and its implications for the European gang situation. Seven American papers are joined with reports from England, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Holland, Belgium, France, and Slovenia. Summary chapters by the American and European editors provide overviews of the street gang picture: the associated issues and problems of definition, community context, comparative research procedures, and implications for prevention and intervention. Professionals and students will find these papers easy to comprehend yet fully informative on comparative street gang studies
Cross-national research in self-reported crime and delinquency by Malcolm W Klein( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National evaluation of the deinstitutionalization of status offender programs : executive summary by Solomon Kobrin( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pivotal ingredients of police juvenile diversion programs by Malcolm W Klein( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chasing after street gangs : a forty-year journey by Malcolm W Klein( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Malcolm Klein presents insights gained from his forty years of experience investigating street gangs. In Part I he reveals some of the dominant trends that have emerged over the course of his research, defining and describing gangs, their locations, who joins them, and the types of illegal behavior in which they engage. In Part II he delves into the conceptual contexts that help us to understand those trends, examining gangs in relation to other small groups, comparing gangs in the U.S. to those in Europe, and discussing approaches to gang control." --
Delinquent behavior among young people in the western world : first results of the international self-report delinquency study( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental evaluation of audio-visual methods : changing attitudes toward education by Malcolm W Klein( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Street gang patterns and policies
Street gang patterns and policiesThe American street gang : its nature, prevalence, and controlThe modern gang readerGang cop : the words and ways of Officer Paco DomingoThe eurogang paradox : street gangs and youth groups in the U.S. and EuropeChasing after street gangs : a forty-year journey
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Klein, Malcolm W.

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