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NCJ Number: 161845 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Urban Street Gang Enforcement
Series: BJA Monographs
Corporate Author: Institute for Law and Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 140
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Institute for Law and Justice
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 92-DD-CX-0014
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended primarily for prosecutors and law enforcement administrators, managers, and supervisors, this monograph provides guidance for the development or refinement of strategies to combat urban street gangs.
Abstract: The model programs presented in this monograph offer strategies largely based on the practical experiences of agencies that participated in a demonstration program funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and designed to establish model approaches to prevent and suppress gang violence. The monograph offers a step-by-step guide for designing and implementing a program based on Model Strategies for Urban Street Gang Enforcement. It identifies and explores innovative methods of prosecuting gang members involved in criminal activities. Program examples and case studies from the seven demonstration sites illustrate how local objectives were met. The model is composed of six key elements. Planning and analysis involves performing groundwork to articulate the nature and scope of the community's gang problem as well as the development or improvement of a macro-level gang intelligence database, the establishment of realistic goals and objectives to counter gang problems, and the development of strategies to meet objectives. A second element of the model is a gang information and intelligence system, and a third element involves gang suppression operations and tactics, which use gang data to select enforcement strategies. A fourth element is interagency cooperation and collaboration with prosecutors' offices, probation and parole agencies, jails and courts, crime laboratories, and Federal agencies. Remaining elements of the model are legal strategies and evaluation to assess strategy development and success. 85 notes and appended 63-item annotated bibliography and a list of sources for additional information and technical assistance
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Intelligence acquisition; Police planning; Police policies and procedures; Prosecution
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