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The Youth Gangs, Drugs, and Violence Connection

James C. Howell and Scott H. Decker
Date Published
12 pages

This bulletin addresses questions about the interrelatedness of youth gangs, drugs, and violent crime, discussing whether drug trafficking is a main cause of violence in youth gangs. or only a correlate, and noting whether there are other important sources of gang violence.

Date Published: January 1, 1999