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NCJ Number: 148554 Find in a Library
Title: Skinheads Target the Schools
Corporate Author: Anti-Defamation League
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 34
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: Activities of the Skinheads are discussed.
Abstract: This issue reports the results of a nationwide survey by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) shows racist Skinheads active in 31 States, numbering a total of about 3,000 members. The southeastern States have experienced the greatest membership growth since the last ADL survey. Survey results also indicate two trends are adding to the dangers posed by Skinheads: a pattern of recruitment and activity in high schools and the acquisition of deadlier weaponry. This issue details the movement of Skinheads from the streets into the schools, showing the Skinheads' impact on the students directly involved and on the entire school community. Also included is a discussion of Skinheads' connections with other extremist groups as well as between and among various regional Skinhead groups. Region-by-region breakdowns and summaries of Skinhead activities are provided. Actions taken by the ADL to inform communities about the nature of the Skinhead threat are described. Suggestions for future legislative action are proposed and increased law enforcement efforts are urged. A listing of the national, regional, and overseas offices of the ADL is provided.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Gangs; Racially motivated violence
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