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NCJ Number: 186380 Find in a Library
Title: Asian Gangs: New Challenges in the 21st Century
Journal: Journal of Gang Research  Volume:8  Issue:11  Dated:Fall 2000  Pages:51-62
Author(s): John Z. Wang Ph.D.
Editor(s): George W. Knox Ph.D.
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 12
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Qualitative information on the future challenges of Asian gangs is presented in this article, based on research projects of the National Gang Research Center and on case work and interviews by the author in the Houston and Los Angeles areas.
Abstract: The article begins by noting the central focus of the theoretical debate on Asian gangs is on whether these gangs are different from other ethnic gangs in terms of affiliation, activities, crime patterns, and basic characteristics. Various studies of Asian gangs and key concepts presented by major studies of Asian gang affiliation are reviewed. A new profile of Asian gangs and their activities is presented, and consideration is paid to new Asian ethnic groups and to new grouping trends in the ethnic classification of Asian gangs. The author indicates Asian crimes are committed by Asian criminals from different Asian criminal groups. He discusses Asian crime categories, specifically traditional and non-traditional crimes, international crimes, and high tech crimes committed by Asian gangs. 19 references and 8 tables
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Alien criminality; Asian Americans; Asian gangs; California; Criminal justice research; Ethnic groups; Texas; Urban area studies; Urban criminality
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