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NCJ Number: 120012 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Gangs and Public Policy
Journal: Crime and Delinquency  Volume:35  Issue:4  Dated:special issue (October 1989)  Pages:524-537
Author(s): C R Huff
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Ohio Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Services
Colombus, OH 43215
Grant Number: 85-JJ-CO4-0720
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Recent studies have begun to document the changing organizational forms of youth gangs in the United States.
Abstract: The emergence/re-emergence of these gangs, often accompanied by increased violence and involvement in drug use and/or trafficking, poses major public policy issues. However, little empirical research has been conducted on this subject, and very few studies have been based on interviews with gang members as well as official data and the perspectives of public officials. This article summarizes the results and recommendations of a two-year study of youth gangs in Ohio, focusing primarily on in-depth case studies of Cleveland and Columbus gangs. 4 tables, 4 endnotes, 10 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile gang behavior patterns
Index Term(s): Drug law offenses; Juvenile drug use; Ohio
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