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Youth Gangs, Prevention of

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

Race and ethnicity have significant implications for the prevention of youth gangs. Structural factors that researchers identify as predicting risk of gang formation include minority segregation among the urban underclass. In addition, many of the named gangs, such as the Bloods, ...

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