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Identifying Street Gangs: Definitional Dilemmas and Their Policy Implications

"Taking the lead from the Eurogang example, this paper proposes the following gang definition: A gang is a group of three or more individuals that has existed for at least one month and engages in criminal activity on a regular basis. Gang-related crime can be conducted within the group context or by individual gang members in isolation -- as long as such criminal activity, directly or indirectly, benefits the gang."



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