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Real gangstas legitimacy, reputation, and violence in the intergang environment by Timothy R. Lauger

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Published by Rutgers University Press in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Gang members,
  • Youth and violence,
  • Gangs

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementTimothy R. Lauger
SeriesCritical issues in crime and society
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6439.U5 L39 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25122319M
ISBN 109780813553733, 9780813553740, 9780813553757
LC Control Number2011048989

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