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Gang

An organized group (often rather small) of persons with a common identity. The term is usually used to describe organized crime groups, especially those run by racial and ethnic minorities. As with most organized crime groups, gangs have symbols, rituals and are generally involved in drug trafficking and other illegal activities. Gangs and other organized crime groups pose a significant and persistent problem for law enforcement. See also: RICO.
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They zeroed on youth gangs and embraced draconian anti-crime policies that resembled the doctrine and modus operandi of the CRASH units in Los Angeles.
In this volume leading researchers discuss effective intervention among youth gangs, focusing on the ideas behind, approaches to, and evidence about the effectiveness of community-based youth gang interventions.
Eggleston's (2000) participant observation study of New Zealand youth gangs found little evidence of a national youth-gang culture, though the author claimed that youth were involved with emerging and established adult gangs.
I think things will get a lot worse before they get better but targeting youth gangs is the only way to stop things.
San Romanoway Revitalization Association, A Positive Alternative to Youth Gangs.
Mr Newlove's widow, Helen, said it well: "We should all try and pull together to stop these youth gangs going on rampages.
Trailing by 16 votes was the nickname Warriors, which we surmise would not have a Native-American connotation if picked up by A-State but perhaps something along the lines of "The Warriors," a film about New York youth gangs.
Youth gangs are stealing the bins, setting fire to the bottoms - then sticking their heads under the lids to inhale the fumes.
He never thought he had slid into the violent world of youth gangs.
110-197) would provide $8 million to the State Department to combat criminal youth gangs, an increase of $3 million from the Administration's request.
The contributors to this volume present new data on European youth gangs, describing important characteristics of these groups, and their similarities to and differences from American gangs.
Peer loyalty, whether voluntary or enforced, is present in the youth gangs which now gather nightly on our streets.

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