Gang members engage in a higher level of serious and violent crime than their non-gang-involved peers.
Research about gangs is often intertwined with research about gun violence and drug crime.
These factors include: Interagency collaboration, especially at the local level and across several levels of government, gives civic leaders a multidisciplinary perspective on issues related to preventing gang joining and gang-related crime., Washington, D. This book provides a comprehensive historical overview of a "decade of gang research" at NIJ, as well as chapters on individual programs and topics.
The project “Gangs, Gangsters, and Ganglands: Towards a Global Comparative Ethnography” (GANGS) aims to develop a systematic comparative investigation of global gang dynamics, to better understand why they emerge, how they evolve over time, whether they are associated with particular urban configurations, how and why individuals join gangs, and what impact this has on their potential futures.
Gang members have the advantage of already being inclined toward violence.
Their criminal activities can also raise funds for the jihadi groups.In her research, Klausen found that 22 percent of captured or dead jihadis in Brussels between 20 were known to have a criminal history before becoming radicalized.The ringleader of the 2015 terrorist attacks on Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was part of a gang.The positions are being offered in the context of the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant-funded project “Gangs, Gangsters, and Ganglands: Towards a Global Comparative Ethnography” (GANGS).Successful candidates will complete a Ph D under the supervision of the project’s Principal Investigator, Dennis Rodgers, Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.NIJ-funded research and initiatives focus on building knowledge about promising practices in preventing gang membership and gang violence. Programs and other efforts to prevent and reduce gang violence build on what we have learned from past evaluations of similar programs; evaluations can guide the development of better programs for the future. P., "Membership in Youth Gangs and Involvement in Serious and Violent Offending," in R. Note that Thornberry's analysis of self-reported data speaks to violent crime, while NGIC's analysis of law enforcement reports speaks to crime generally.Evaluations of gang prevention programs have identified key factors in designing and implementing positive interventions. Department of Justice, National Gang Intelligence Center and National Drug Intelligence Center, 2009. [note 2] For past research, see Responding to Gangs: Evaluation and Research, published by NIJ in 2002.It is clear that gangs, guns, drugs and violence are interconnected. When communities assess their gun violence problem, they often uncover a gang violence problem.Communities that recognize the unique challenges associated with reducing gangs and related crime problems, such as gun violence, become safer and healthier, and may be more resilient to future crime threats. Farrington (eds.), Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1998.In the past, young European men were radicalized in mosques and via the internet."We have a growing gang problem in Europe and gangs have increasingly taken on a politicized nature," Klausen said in an interview.