This week’s readings focus on six common gang prevention/intervention programs. Compare and contrast two of the programs in this week’s reading. Be sure to cover what worked, what didn’t work and what could be improved with these two programs to improve their stated goals. Be sure that you use the concept of “conventional wisdom” when developing your response.
LO-1: Compare and contrast gang control programs and their effectiveness.
Instructions: Each answer to the question should be 750 words. Use at least two references in the development of your answer (peer-reviewed journal article). Also, be mindful of including references and citations whenever citing facts to support your position. Always use APA 6th edition citations and references.
Klein and Maxson: pp.88-138.
Esbensen, F-A., & Osgood, W.D. (1999). Gang resistance, education, and training (g.r.e.a.t.): Results from the national evaluation. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 36(2): 194-225.
Esbensen, F-A., Osgood, W.D., Taylor, T.J., Peterson, D., & Freng, A. (2001). How great is g.r.e.a.t.?: Results from a longitudinal quasi-experimental design. Criminology and Public Policy 1(1): 87-118.
Melde, C., & Esbensen, F. (2013). Gangs and violence: Disentangling the impact of gang membership on the level and nature of offending. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 29(2), 143-166. doi:10.1007/s10940-012-9164-z
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. (2009). OJJDP comprehensive gang model: A guide to assessing your community’s youth gang problem. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Ramsey, A.L., Rust, J.O., & Sobel, S.M. (2003). Evaluation of the gang resistance and training (g.r.e.a.t.) program: A school-based prevention program. Education 124(2): 297-309.
Spergel, I.A., & Grossman, S.F. (1997).The little village project: A community approach to the gang problem. Social Work 42(5):456-470.
Villanueva, A. (2009). Ends-based model of multi-dimensional policing. Law & Order 57(7): 70-74.