A highly regarded researcher, James Diego Vigil has studied the gang culture in the U.S. for over two decades. He brings vital, hands-on experience and firsthand knowledge to this latest, multipronged work. In Gang Redux,
the author not only offers a compelling analysis of why youths join gangs, but he also discusses effective strategies to steer youths away from gang involvement and redirect them toward productive, rewarding activities. He explores the complex circumstances, such as marginalization, that lead to gang involvement, stresses that understanding the roots of gangs is crucial for providing successful prevention and intervention strategies, and cites specific examples of successful programs that include family, schools, and law enforcement.
Also available from Waveland Press by James Diego Vigil: From Indians to Chicanos: The Dynamics of Mexican-American Culture, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577667407). Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Dawley, A Nation of Lords: The Autobiography of the Vice Lords, Second Edition (ISBN 9780881336283); Shelden, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice in American Society, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577667070); Shelden-Macallair, Juvenile Justice in America: Problems and Prospects (ISBN 9781577665236).