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  NCJ Number: NCJ 147404   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Report of the Law Enforcement Youth Gang Symposium
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
  Editor(s): I A Spergel ; C Kane ; M Hyatt ; R Ross ; P Rodriguez
  Corporate Author: University of Chicago
School of Social Service Admin
National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project
United States of America
  Date Published: 1988
  Page Count: 70
  Annotation: This document presents an edited transcript of a symposium held on March 1, 1988 to describe and assess various law enforcement and community-based approaches to gang problems in cities.
  Abstract: Participants included law enforcement officials from several cities, academics, prosecutors, and staff members of the National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project. Although participants did not agree on a precise definition of the gang problem, they considered definitions of three terms: gang, gang member, and gang- related incident. Although each city has experienced unique problems, most have experienced criminal activity, violence, changing gang structures, and increasing gang mobility. Efforts to address the gang problem include repression activities and efforts to increase community awareness and involvement.
  Main Term(s): Gangs
  Index Term(s): Law enforcement ; Juvenile/Youth Gangs ; Criminology ; Policing innovation ; Juvenile Delinquency prevention planning
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 90-JD-CX-K001
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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  Type: Conference Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: National Youth Gang Information Center Document Number D0033
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