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Justice Policy Institute: Ganging Up On Communities? Putting Gang Crime in Context

  • Organization: Justice Policy Institute
  • Author: Jason Ziedenberg
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Saturday, July 01, 2006
  • Submitted: Tuesday, November 01, 2005
  • Attachment(s): PDF
In an effort to better understand the national public safety impact of gangs, this policy brief examines leading national indicators of crime to put the concern around gangs in the context of those crime trends. The brief also discusses research on gangs, youth crime, and the potential the impact of proposed policy changes on youth and their communities, to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of some proposed policies.

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