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Youth Gangs: An Overview
(NCJ 167249) August 1998
OJJDP Youth Gang Series, Grant, 20 page(s)
Howell, J. C.
 
This paper, the first in a series on gangs, provides an overview of the problems that youth gangs pose, identifies the differences between youth gangs and adult criminal organizations, examines the risk factors that lead to youth gang membership, and presents promising strategies being used to curb youth gang involvement.
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