Other Free Encyclopedias » Law Library - American Law and Legal Information » Crime and Criminal Law

Juvenile and Youth Gangs - History, Scope Of Gang Problems, Correlates Of Gang Proliferation, Gangs And Crime, Drugs And Gangs

justice offenders juveniles century

Estimates of the magnitude of youth gang problems in the United States steadily increased over the last decades of the twentieth century. An unprecedented public and government response to gang problems at federal, state, and local levels began in 1989. As the century drew to a close, evidence of a leveling off of the scope of gang problems began to emerge. For two consecutive years, in 1997 and 1998, the national estimates of lawviolating gangs and gang members tabulated by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's National Youth Gang Center suggested small declines in the total number of city and county jurisdictions reporting youth gang problems. Any relief associated with observing slight reversals in the proliferation of gang problems is diminished by the levels attained by these problems between 1980 and 1995.

SCOTT H. DECKER

G. DAVID CURRY

Juveniles in the Adult System - Judicial Waiver And Individualized Sentencing, Legislative Offense Exclusion And Prosecutors' Choice Of Forum, Youth Crime And "get Tough" Politics [next] [back] Juvenile Violent Offenders - Prevalence Of Juvenile Violence, The Growth In Juvenile Violence In The Early 1990s, The Concept Of The Juvenile Super Predator

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or

Vote down Vote up

about 3 years ago

No, no, and no this all has a big huge part to play in broken families. You see EVERY kid NEEDS a MOM AND DAD. This is the reason for most kids lack of respect for elders and authoritative figures. They were not brought up with the love of both mother and father. Ahh, the good ole days when mom stayed home and raised the kids and dad went to work everyday...something has to change!

Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

juvenile gangs have become a serious and growing problem in many areas throughout the U.S. what are some solution to this social problem.?

Vote down Vote up

over 1 year ago

Juvenile and Youth Gangs - History, Scope Of Gang Problems, Correlates Of Gang Proliferation, Gangs And Crime, Drugs And Gangs

Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

great info

Vote down Vote up

over 3 years ago

when kids see their brothers or any family member getting shot at or die from gang its not okay it messes wwith their heads

Vote down Vote up

almost 4 years ago

aaaaaaaaa

Vote down Vote up

almost 6 years ago

thats cause the kids dont have role modles