Tagged: gangs

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Stemming the Flow of Narcotics at the US-Canada Border

In mid-February, the Executive Office of the President and the Office of National Drug Control Policy released the 2020 Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy. The 2020 Strategy addresses the issue of smuggling drugs across the United States-Canada border. The Strategy identifies different types of illegal drugs being brought into the United...

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Is Youth Violence Preventable?

In a recent report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), authors Sarah Bast and Victoria DeSimone examine the question of whether or not the pathways to violence can be disrupted, specifically with regard to youth. The report, “Youth Violence Prevention in the United States: Examining International Terrorists,...

The Golden State Provides a Golden Ticket for Drug Cartels and Transnational Criminal Organizations

California is an incredibly diverse state, with a variety of socio-economic classes, races, and cultures; now, it has also become the unwitting host to an equal variety of transnational criminal organizations. These corporations operate in a border-less, crime-fueled and profit-driven underworld, and scores of these corporations have made their homes...

‘Social Networks, Delinquency, and Gang Membership’

A new study by The Urban Institute examines risk factors for “delinquency, violence and gang membership within Latino immigrant communities”. Entitled, “Social Networks, Delinquency, and Gang Membership: Using a Neighborhood Framework to Examine the Influence of Network Composition and Structure in a Latino Community” , this project sought to answer...

Examining the Connection Between White Supremacists and Biker Gangs

The Anti-Defamation League looks at the growing connection between motorcycle gangs and white supremacists groups in the report Bigots on Bikes: The Growing Links between White Supremacists and Biker Gangs. Bikers and white supremacists have always had some small crossover, recently this overlap has increased in a number of different...