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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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"Youth Gangs" is tough to get through; it is not an easy, bedside read.
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.
Now the 'Understanding Birmingham Youth Gangs' lecture will take place at Birmingham City University today in a bid to inform the public and research.
Youth gangs, which largely started in the United States and expanded in El Salvador when criminal immigrants were deported back home, run large extortion rings in the country, demanding payments from bus drivers and store owners under the threat of death.
Originating as a play for Welsh teenagers--and still bearing some proof of its origins in its dialogue--Jenkins' novella is essentially the story of two rival youth gangs, the Commos and the Astros, and of the friendships and rivalries which develop in their respective groupings and in their attachment to the 'climbing tree' of the title.
Youth Gangs and Community Intervention: Research, Practice, and Evidence.
Youth gangs arose as a phenomenon in New Zealand in the 1950s, although the incidence of gangs remained small through the 1960s.
Mrs Newlove has launched a campaign for more to be done to stop youth gangs going on violent, drink fuelled rampages against law-abiding people.
A PLAY dealing with issues like youth gangs and knife crime is touring Liverpool schools.
A TEENAGE killer last night spoke out against youth gangs and said it wasn't cool to carry a knife.
Hazel Blears has published guidance for housing associations on improving engagement with Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs), to assist landlords in tackling problems that can blight housing estates, including drinking in public, youth gangs, truancy and drug taking.
San Romanoway Revitalization Association, A Positive Alternative to Youth Gangs. To focus on providing support to students from grades 6 to 8 in two middle schools in the Jane-Finch Community of Toronto.

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