Brigham Young University Prelaw Review


street gangs, police, reform


In the past decade, street gangs have grown both in size and sophistication. These groups of youth are now spreading from the major cities to many suburban and rural areas. As the problems have increase, the need for a solution has exploded to crisis proportions. While many police agencies and communities hope tougher laws and stricter enforcement will overcome the gang problem, other such organizations have decided to focus on providing recreation as a means to conquering gangs. Through strong-arm tactics often produce some positive and quick results, recreation and other methods appear to be the long term solution.

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