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The Youth Gangs, Drugs, and Violence Connection

Date Published
1999
Length
12 pages
Author(s)
James C. Howell and Scott H. Decker
Publication Type
Publication
Description

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 Created: January 7, 2021