Criminal Justice-coas | Gangs
P493 | 1497 | Oliver


This course provides a general overview of issues related to street gangs in
contemporary America.  Special emphasis is placed on racial, ethnic, and
gender differences among street gangs.

Required Readings:	Jah, Y. and Keyah, S. (1995).  Uprising - Crips and
Bloods Tell the Story of America's Youth in the Crossfire.  New York:
Touchstone.

				Klein, M. (1995).  The American Street Gang.
New York: Oxford University Press.

Performance Evaluation:	1.  Position Paper - 50%
				2.  Written Assignments Related to Required
Readings - 50%

Class Meeting:	One 150-minute seminar each week (R, 2:30-5:00P, SY 200)

Course Will Satisfy:     CJUS major 400-level requirement

Instructor:	Professor William Oliver, Criminal Justice Department