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NCJ Number: 115436 Find in a Library
Title: Skinheads: The New Wave of Racism (From The Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism and Violence, 3rd ed., P 54-55, 1988, Sara Bullard, ed. -- See NCJ-115429)
Corporate Author: Southern Poverty Law Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Southern Poverty Law Ctr
Montgomery, AL 36104
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the idealogy, behavior, and crimes of the Skinheads, and white supremacist organization for teenagers.
Abstract: There are an estimated 2,000 skinheads in the United States. They shave their heads, dress in black Nazi stormtrooper boots, wear Nazi tattoos and say they hate blacks, Jews, Asians, Hispanics, and homosexuals. Members of the Skinheads have been arrested for murder, robbery, assault, and vandalism. In 1987 and 1988 skinheads committed many cruel and senseless crimes against blacks, homeless people, and Hispanics. Older white supremacist leaders praise the Skinheads' acts of terrorism and encourage their brutal activities. Many Skinheads are insecure adolescents who seek self esteem and approval from their peers.
Main Term(s): Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
Index Term(s): Racially motivated violence; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Serious juvenile offenders; Violent juvenile offenders
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