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Street Gangs and Crime Prevention in Copenhagen

  • Arne Stevns
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Abstract

In the fall of 1998, a committee under the Danish National Police commissioner issued a report on street gangs in Denmark. In its report, the committee defined a street gang as a group of youngsters who commit crimes and/or violate the peace by intimidation and aggressive behavior in public areas. This rather broad definition helps to describe a phenomenon that has given rise to growing public concern and fear.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arne Stevns
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  1. 1.Copenhagen Police DepartmentCopenhagenDenmark

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