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NCJ Number: 148392 Find in a Library
Title: SHAVED FOR BATTLE: SKINHEADS TARGET AMERICA'S YOUTH
Author(s): I Suall; D Lowe
Corporate Author: Anti-Defamation League
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Anti-Defamation League
New York, NY 10158-3560
Sale Source: Anti-Defamation League
605 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10158-3560
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document describes the activities of neo-Nazi skinheads centered in U.S. cities.
Abstract: While the skinhead phenomenon originated in Britain in the 1970's, and skinheads in both countries tout a philosophy of xenophobia, racial and religious bigotry, and an affinity for Nazism, the ideology of American skinheads is more opening anti-Semitic than it is in England. The rock groups with which skinheads in the U.S. identify are mostly British, although there are a few known American skinhead bands. This report describes skinhead activities in Chicago, other Midwest metropolitan areas, and regions including Florida, California, and Texas. Skinheads are regarded by leaders of mainline, older neo-Nazi groups as potential supporters and have been recruited in recent years with some success. Criminal activity associated with skinheads has occurred in nearly all the cities where they have established gangs.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Criminology; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Juveniles; Racially motivated violence; Religiously motivated violence
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