skip navigation


Abstract Database

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

To download this abstract, check the box next to the NCJ number then click the "Back To Search Results" link. Then, click the "Download" button on the Search Results page. Also see the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 147586 Find in a Library
Journal: School Safety Update  Dated:(November 1991)  Pages:6
Corporate Author: National School Safety Ctr
Pepperdine University
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National School Safety Ctr
Westlake Village, CA 91362
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has developed an injunction to be used in fighting gang activity, particularly the public nuisance created by gang drug dealing.
Abstract: The Civil Gang Abatement allows the community and police to gather information for use in persuading a judge that a local street gang poses a dangerous public nuisance. The prosecutor then persuades the judge to prohibit the gang from engaging in all other activities that are associated with gang membership but not necessarily illegal, such as wearing pagers, approaching pedestrians and motorists, wearing gang colors, and gathering at known drug sales locations. Police have held neighborhood meetings to explain Civil Gang Abatement procedures and to mobilize community support. Police are also using situs abatement laws to force property owners into taking action to discourage gang and drug activity on their property. Loitering statutes have been used effectively by schools to counteract drug dealers and to discourage outsiders on campus. The U.S. Senate has passed a crime bill which provide funds for a major education, prevention, and treatment effort involving youth gangs and youth drug dealers. The bill must now be considered by the House of Representatives.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): California; Courts; Drug law offenses; Injunctions; Juvenile/Youth Gangs
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.