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NCJ Number: NCJ 204515     Find in a Library
Title: NIJ Journal Issue No. 251
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  Editor(s): Dan Tompkins
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Journal: NIJ Journal  Issue:251  Dated:July 2004  Pages:1 to 35
Date Published: 07/2004
Page Count: 35
  Series: NIJ Journal
  Annotation: This journal presents several featured articles on the youth gang problem in rural America and additional articles on domestic violence, child abuse, juries, problem-oriented policing and program evaluations.
Abstract: As an objective, the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) publishes the NIJ Journal to announce the Institute’s policy-relevant research results and initiatives. The cover story which includes four feature articles examines youth gangs in rural America and attempts to answer several questions: (1) where youth gangs can be found; (2) how serious is the problem of gangs in rural America; and (3) how does the problem differ from that presented by urban gangs? Some of the research presented in these articles found that rural gangs don’t seem to last and that the differences between rural and urban gangs require that those dealing with rural gangs need new ways to think about and contend with them. Following the featured articles are five additional articles focusing on a variety of criminal justice issues that includes: (1) child custody mediation and domestic violence; (2) the effects of child abuse; (3) why there are hung juries; (4) problem-oriented policing succeeds in public housing; and (5) conducting frugal evaluations of programs.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs ; Rural urban comparisons ; Gang Prevention ; Gang violence
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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