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NCJ Number: 241525 Find in a Library
Title: New American Gang? Gangs in Indian Country
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:28  Issue:4  Dated:November 2012  Pages:446-464
Author(s): Adrienne Freng; Taylor Davis; Kristyn McCord; Aaron Roussell
Date Published: November 2012
Page Count: 19
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article provides an overview of the characteristics of American Indian gang members and gangs from a Western American Indian reservation community.
Abstract: Gangs remain a problem across the country. American Indian communities started to see increased gang activity in the 1990s. Despite this, there is little information on American Indian gangs in the literature. This article provides an overview of the characteristics of American Indian gang members and gangs from a Western American Indian reservation community. Utilizing survey responses from 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders, the authors explore the characteristics of American Indian gangs, the members who belong to these groups, and the risk factors that differentiate those individuals who become involved in gangs in tribal communities from youth who do not. This study contributes to the overall understanding of gangs and provides additional knowledge regarding American Indian gangs to help target law enforcement, prevention, and intervention services. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): American Indians; Intervention; Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency factors
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