Written by noted authority Arnold Goldstein and gang expert Donald Kodluboy, this book is an essential resource for educators and administrators who are concerned with gang presence or the possiblity of gang presence in their schools and communities. Gangs in Schools describes the most effective gang prevention and intervention strategies currently available. It presents a comprehensive plan for maximizing school safety and includes a helpful checklist on how to recognize early gang presence in schools.
About the Authors:
Arnold P. Goldstein, Ph.D. (1933-2002), was Professor of Psychology and Education at Syracuse University as well as Founder and Director of the Syracuse University Center for Research on Aggression. He authored over 60 books and more than 100 articles on aggression, prosocial skills training, and juvenile delinquency. He also served as Director of the New York State Task Force on Juvenile Gangs. Dr. Goldstein received many prestigious awards including the Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association's Commitee on Children, Youth, and Families; and the Senior Scientist Award from APA's School Psychology Division.
Donald W. Kodluboy, Ph.D., has been a school psychologist in the Minneapolis public schools for 22 years and has specialized in programming for youth with severe behavior disorders. He has observed the growth of street gangs in the Midwest for more than 12 years and is currently researching the development of street gangs among Southeast Asian youth. He is a member of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association and a past member of the St. Paul Community Development Task Force's Safety Subcommittee, the Public Safety Advisory Council for the city of St. Paul, and the Ramsey County Youth Gang Task Force. Dr. Kodluboy conducts training for educators on the critical issues facing schools and communities confronted with street gangs.