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NCJ Number: 148526 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Violent Youth/Youth Gang Awareness Course
Corporate Author: Sacramento Cty Sheriff's Dept
Main Jail
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: Sacramento Cty Sheriff's Dept
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sale Source: Sacramento Cty Sheriff's Dept
Main Jail
620 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This training material on youth gangs, prepared for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, reviews the types of gangs in California, focusing on their structure, graffiti, street language, hand signals, and principal activities.
Abstract: Many street gang members come from economically depressed areas of the community, are often from broken homes with no father figure, have substandard school performance, and are young males. The typical street gang structure consists of the hardcore members of the gang, the affiliates, and the support groups or cliques (often composed of members' girlfriends). Youth join street gangs for reasons related to identity or recognition, family involvement in gangs, fellowship, protection, or intimidation. Youth gangs in California are usually organized along ethnic lines and include white, black, Hispanic, and Asian groups.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): California; Gangs; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Police training programs
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