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Gang Crime Patterns

Malcolm W. Klein and Cheryl L. Maxson

in Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195163445
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199943340 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163445.003.0021

Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy

Gang Crime Patterns

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This chapter describes and summarizes what is known about gang crime patterns, especially their versatility and the realities of gang violence and involvement in drug trafficking. These patterns have implications for many current gang control practices that miss the mark due to failures to appreciate the patterns.

Keywords: street gangs; gang crimes; gang violence; drug trafficking; gang control

Chapter.  7685 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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