Youth Gang Center gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and
agencies that assisted in conducting the 1998 National Youth Gang Survey
and in preparing this Summary:
- The U.S. Department of Justice, Office
of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, particularly staff from
the Research and Program Development Division, for their support and
- The U.S. Department of Justices
Bureau of Justice Statistics and Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal
Justice Information Services, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau
of the Census, for advice and assistance in creating the samples of
agencies to be surveyed.
- Law enforcement representatives of the
4,338 police and sheriffs departments who took time to respond
to the survey.
- The following researchers who provided
invaluable advice and counsel, assisted in the design of the survey
instrument, reviewed the methodology, selected the sample, and reviewed
and commented on the draft report: G. David Curry, Ph.D.; James C. Howell,
Ph.D.; Malcolm W. Klein, Ph.D.; Cheryl Maxson, Ph.D.; and Walter B.
- The firm of Kerr and Downs Research for
assistance in data collection and data entry.
- The Institute for Intergovernmental Research
and the National Youth Gang Center, which conducted the survey and prepared
- The Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, which
skillfully completed the editing, layout, and production of this Summary.
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