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NCJ Number: 184038 Find in a Library
Title: Preliminary Results of Project GANGMILL: A Special Report of the National Gang Crime Research Center
Journal: Journal of Gang Research  Volume:7  Issue:4  Dated:Summer 2000  Pages:37-76
Corporate Author: National Gang Crime Research Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: National Gang Crime Research Ctr
Chicago, IL 60468-0990
Document: HTML
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides information from Project GANGMILL, a research project by the National Gang Crime Research Center that involved collecting data on 3,489 juvenile and adult offenders in seven States from 22 correctional facilities.
Abstract: The larger national sample of 3,489 was pared down to 2,865 by means of intentional efforts to "validate" the data; i.e., intentionally eliminating cases from the sample in which deception or inconsistency was detected. The time frame for data collection was 1998-99. Descriptive findings are presented for the following respondent characteristics and statements: age, gender, bully status (perpetrator or victim), belief about bullying leading to "gangbanging," parent church attendance, theft offenses, beliefs about strong families, parental supervision, coercive sexual behavior, victims of forcible sex, incest, beliefs about joining gangs, referral for special education, reading ability, school programming, religious beliefs, involvement in workplace violence, drug dealing, involvement in the occult, ethnicity, and drug use. Extensive information on gang involvement is provided from the survey. Approximately 1,000 of the respondents were gang members.
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Gang member attitudes; Juvenile gang behavior patterns
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