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Wilding

  • By: Monica Erling
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The term wilding first arose in connection with the Central Park jogger rape case in New York City in 1989 and generally refers to random crime sprees by urban youth for recreational purposes. The origins of the term are somewhat murky, ...

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