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NCJ Number: 148282 Find in a Library
Title: YOUTH GANGS: CRIMINALS, THRILLSEEKERS OR THE NEW VOICE OF ANARCHY? (FROM YOUTH INJUSTICE: CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES, P 429-437, 1993, THOMAS O'REILLY-FLEMING, BARRY CLARK, EDS. -- SEE NCJ-148261)
Author(s): K Fowler
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Scholars Press
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This article examines changing characteristics of youth gangs and suggests alternatives to gangs' criminal activities.
Abstract: Youth gangs have experienced unprecedented growth in the last two decades. During the same time, the gang phenomenon has expanded from large urban centers to suburban areas. Youth gangs of relatively affluent kids are becoming more active. Some gangs (e.g., skinheads) engage in racially motivated violence. Many gangs are interested in becoming better organized. Initiatives to guide youth away from gang involvement include athletic programs, employment or meaningful educational prospects, assistance with job applications, counseling on developing good work habits (with periodic follow-ups), drug and alcohol counseling, helping ex-offenders resocialize and find employment. Endnotes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems; Gangs
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