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Gang change and evolutionary theory

Ayling, Julie


While most street gangs are temporary and disorganized, some have institutionalized, and a number of these show signs of evolving into more serious criminal enterprises, becoming more networked, technologically savvy and internationalized, less visible, more predatory and sometimes more violent. The boundaries that researchers have drawn between gangs and other types of criminal groups, particularly organized crime, are becoming blurred. Understanding why this is happening is crucial to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Crime, Law and Social Change
DOI: 10.1007/s10611-011-9301-x


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