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NCJ Number: 200868 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Behavior of Gang Members and At-Risk Youths
Series: NIJ Research Preview
Author(s): C. Ronald Huff
Date Published: March 1998
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services
Columbus, OH 43218-2081
Grant Number: 91-IJ-CX-K013; 91-JJ-C01-0682
Publication Number: FS 000190
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The problem of gang-related crime is discussed in this research preview from the National Institute of Justice.
Abstract: Recent estimates predict that there are currently more than 16,000 active gangs in the United States, and gang members number close to 1 million individuals and are responsible for over 600,000 crimes per year. Discussing research on gangs and gang-related criminal behaviors, the author details both a Colorado-Florida and a Cleveland research study focused on self-reported data concerning gang-related criminal activities. The data generated by these research studies indicate significant differences between the behavior of gang members and at-risk youths, although both groups indicated involvement with guns and gang members. Gang members are often more involved in selling drugs than are at-risk youths, and gang leaders typically engage in the more serious forms of criminal behavior such as the drug trade. This research preview suggests that earlier studies have identified a close relationship between gang membership and various forms of criminal behavior.
Main Term(s): Gang violence; Gangs
Index Term(s): Colorado; Florida; Gang member attitudes; Gang Prevention; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Ohio
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