Law Enforcement`s Perception On Whether Or Not Criminal Street Gangs Are A Potential Terrorist Threat

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2011-07-14

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Criminology & Criminal Justice

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Over time gangs have evolved and formed a new era. The relationships today of these gangs are one of a convoluted nature. With technological advances like cell phones and the internet, they are not just a problem for an inner city area. The area is becoming worldwide. Because of the worldwide connections of these gangs another player is coming into the game with another agenda, terrorism.Local police officers are the front line defense when dealing with gangs. Their perception is crucial to the security of our neighborhoods. The current study explores the possible threat of terrorism through gang involvement by evaluating police perception and whether or not criminal street gangs are a potential terrorist threat.

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