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African American Gangs

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

As society changes, so do the perception and defining characteristics of what constitutes a gang. In 1971, Klein defined a gang as an identifiable group of youngsters who are generally perceived as a distinct aggregation by others within their neighborhoods and ...

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