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A Dictionary of Gangs

Bill Sanders


A sociological construct that refers to culture, nationality, language, ancestry, and beliefs. Often used interchangeably with race. In relation to gangs, within some races, certain ethnicities are more likely to be involved in gangs. For Latino/Hispanics, these include Puerto Rican Americans, Central Americans, and Mexican Americans. For Asians/Asian Pacific Islanders, these include Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Vietnamese Americans, and Cambodian Americans.

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B. Sanders, Gangs: An Introduction (Oxford, 2016).Find this resource: