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Gang Members on the Move (NCJ 171153) October 1998
OJJDP Youth Gang Series
12 page(s)
Maxson, C. L.
Examines whether gang migration has been a major influence in the proliferation of gangs. The emergence and growth of gangs in cities once thought to be free from the violence and crime of larger cities has led some to believe that migrating gangs or gang members are the cause. This Bulletin defines "gang," "gang proliferation," and "gang migration"; explores how and whether gang migration affects proliferation; and reviews trends reported in research literature. Gang migration patterns in different regions of the country are examined and the findings from a national survey are explored.