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Youth Gangs, Drugs, and Violence Connection
(NCJ 171152) January 1999
OJJDP Youth Gang Series, Bulletin, 12 page(s)
James C. Howell, Scott H. Decker
This report examines the relationships among youth gangs, drugs, and violent gangs, with emphasis on whether drug trafficking is a main activity of youth gangs, whether drug trafficking is a main cause or violence in youth gangs or only a correlate, and other causes of gang violence.
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