Modern Growth of Gangs in Rural and Suburban America
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... Growth of Rural Street Gangs in the US Introduction Since the early 1900s Americans have witnessed their youth forming what has popularly becomeknown as gangs.(Gardner and Herz, 1993) Studies conducted over the last twenty years up to 1999, indicate that juvenile gang membership in general was already on the increase. (Evans, Fitzgerald, Weigel and Chviliek, 1999, 267) There is also increasing evidence that the growth of juvenile gang membership is not confined to urban areas, since there has been gang activity in both suburban and rural areas. (Cronwell, Taylor and Palacious, 1992) Moreover, there is a growing body of evidence that as of the 1990s rural America is becoming increasingly...