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The Prosocial Gang
Implementing Aggression Replacement Training


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Police Studies

June 1994 | 129 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
An effective gang intervention programme, Aggression Replacement Training (ART), is the subject of this book. Rearrest rates and other outcome results support the success of a project using the ART intervention approach with a series of very aggressive juvenile gangs in New York.

Working with gangs as a unit, the goal was not only to teach them anger control and other skills, but to do so in such a way that their real-world reference group (the gang) was turned, as much as possible, into a prosocial rather than an antisocial support group.

In addition, the book provides a thorough introduction to the history of gangs, current gang demographics, gang aggression and its etiology, as well as a review and critique of the various interventions that have been tried.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Gangs in the United States
 
Gang Aggression
 
PART TWO: GANG INTERVENTION
 
An Historical Review
 
Aggression Replacement Training
Background and Procedures

 
 
Aggression Replacement Training
Evaluations of Effectiveness

 
 
PART THREE: THE A.R.T PROSOCIAL GANG PROGRAM
 
Gangs in the Hood
 
The Program
Management and Evaluation

 
 
PART FOUR: FUTURE PERSPECTIVES
 
Future Perspectives
Enhancing Generalization of Gain

 

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ISBN: 9780803957718
$60.00