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Gangs

There is no single definition of a gang, but there are a number of widely accepted criteria for classifying groups as gangs (Decker and Curry, 2003; Esbensen et al., 2001; Klein, 1995; Miller, 1992; Spergel, 1995). This review used the following criteria: (1) the group has three or more members, generally aged 12-24; (2) members share an identity, typically linked to a name and/or symbols...

National Gang Center Newsletter, Fall 2016

Date Published
December 2016
Publication Type
Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Technical Assistance), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored), Issue Overview, Instructional Material
Agencies
OJJDP-Sponsored

Violence by Teenage Girls: Trends and Context

NCJ Number
218905
Author(s)
Margaret A. Zahn, Susan Brumbaugh, Darrell Steffensmeier, Barry C. Feld, Merry Morash, Meda Chesney-Lind, Jody Miller, Allison Ann Payne, Denise C. Gottfredson, Candace Kruttschnitt
Date Published
May 2008