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NCJ Number: 236964 Find in a Library
Title: Comprehensive Literature Review of Military-Trained Gang Members
Journal: Journal of Gang Research  Volume:19  Issue:1  Dated:Fall 2011  Pages:9-20
Author(s): Carter F. Smith, J.D., Ph.D.
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 12
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines the prevalence of gang members with military training.
Abstract: The U.S. military has seen an increase in crimes committed by gang members within the ranks. Authors of a recent assessment reported an increase in the investigation of gang-related incidents by military investigators in 2006 over previous years. While the presence of gang members in the military is not new, their presence has received increased attention from government leaders. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the literature in order to examine the prevalence of gang members with military training. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Gang member attitudes; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Military crime
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