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Pub. Type:
Conference Proceedings
Title:
Report of the Law Enforcement Youth Gang Symposium
Author(s):
Conference/Meeting Name:
National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project
Conference/Meeting Date:
Jul 1998
Abstract:
Participants included law enforcement officials from several cities, academics, prosecutors, and staff members of the National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project. Although participants did not agree on a precise definition of the gang problem, they considered definitions of three terms: gang, gang member, and gang- related incident. Although each city has experienced unique problems, most have experienced criminal activity, violence, changing gang structures, and increasing gang mobility. Efforts to address the gang problem include repression activities and efforts to increase community awareness and involvement. source
Issue/No.:
NCJ 147404
Conference/Meeting Sponsor:
Hyde Park Hilton Hotel
Place of Conference/Meeting:
Hyde Park, IL

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