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The Prosocial Gang: Implementing Aggression Replacement Training

ISBN13: 9780803957718
ISBN: 0803957718
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $56.0
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Published Date:
Pages: 129
Average Goodreads rating: 3.00/5

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 an