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Jakeem Everett was 11 years old when members of a Fort Pierce, Florida, gang began to ensnare him. An A student who attended church faithfully with his mom and six siblings, he was an unlikely candidate for gang involvement.
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).