oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Gang membership: Opportunity, poverty and rebelliousness
|Article Title||Gang membership: Opportunity, poverty and rebelliousness|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Appalachian State University, USA|
|Publication Date||Jan 1997|
|Pages||1 - 8|
|Keyword(s)||Civil rights movement, Economic expansion, Job creation, Legitimate social purpose, Monetary success, Political tensions, Poverty, Social mobility and Technological innovation|
Criminal gangs continue to puzzle our elected officials and society seems powerless to do anything about them. Most efforts to combat gangs are directed at hiring more police officers and pass more laws that allow prosecutors and judges to send gangsters off to prison for longer periods of time.
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