OverviewINTRODUCTION A BRIEF HISTORY OF GANGS 1. What Is a Gang and How Many Are There? 2. What Do Gangs and Gang Members Look Like? 3. The Gang Subculture. 4. Criminal Activities of Gangs. 5. Girls and Gangs. 6. Adult Gangs. 7. Why Are There Gangs? 8. Gangs in Context: Inequality in American Society. 9. Legal Responses to Gangs. 10. Community and National Intervention Strategies. 11. Conclusions.