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National Youth Gang Intervention and Suppression Survey, 1980-1987

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Spergel, Irving A.
  • Curry, G. David
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1992-10-31
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Language
English
Free Keywords
communities; crime; gangs; gang violence; intervention; intervention strategies; juvenile gangs; law enforcement; schools
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted by the National Youth Gang Intervention and Suppression Program. The primary goals of the program were to assess the national scope of the gang crime problem, to identify promising programs and approaches for dealing with the problem, to develop prototypes from the information gained about the most promising programs, and to provide technical assistance for the development of gang intervention and suppression programs nationwide. The survey was designed to encompass every agency in the country that was engaged in or had recently engaged in organized responses specifically intended to deal with gang crime problems. Cities were screened with selection criteria including the presence and recognition of a youth gang problem and the presence of a youth gang program as an organized response to the problem. Respondents were classified into several major categories and subcategories: law enforcement (mainly police, prosecutors, judges, probation, corrections, and parole), schools (subdivided into security and academic personnel), community, county, or state planners, other, and community/service (subdivided into youth service, youth and family service/treatment, comprehensive crisis intervention, and grassroots groups). These data include variables coded from respondents' definitions of the gang, gang member, and gang incident. Also included are respondents' historical accounts of the gang problems in their areas. Information on the size and scope of the gang problem and response was also solicited.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: National Survey Data
    • DS2: Original Interview Data--1
    • DS3: Original Interview Data--2
    • DS4: Original Interview Data--3
    • DS5: Original Interview Data--4
    • DS7: National Survey Data SPSS Export File
Temporal Coverage
  • 1980 / 1987
    Time period: 1980--1987
  • 1987 / 1988
    Collection date: 1987--1988
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The population includes all participants in community-based gang intervention and suppression programs in the continental United States that could be identified in 1987.
Sampling
Of the 45 cities and sites meeting the selection criteria, 21 were classified as "chronic" and 24 as "emerging" youth gang problem cities. After a city or jurisdiction was included in the survey, a snowball sampling technique was employed. The initial respondent was asked for a list of other key agencies involved in the community's organized gang response. Each of the identified people at these agencies was subsequently contacted and also asked for such a list, and the interviewer assigned to the city continued to contact actors until all actors' lists were exhausted. Data were collected on 254 respondents.
Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 6 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.1997-08-15 SAS and SPSS data definition statements are now available for Part 1 only of this collection. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (90-JD-CX-K001).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9792 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09792.v2
Publications
  • Snyder, Howard N., Sickmund, Melissa. Juvenile Offenders and Victims. 1999 National Report.NCJ 178257, Washington, DC: United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 1999.
  • Curry, G. David. Female gang involvement. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.35, (1), 100-118.1998.
    • ID: 10.1177/0022427898035001004 (DOI)
  • Curry, G. David, Ball, Richard A., Decker, Scott H.. Estimating the national scope of gang crime from law enforcement data. Gangs in America.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 1998.
  • unknown. Report of the Law Enforcement Youth Gang Symposium. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project.Hyde Park, IL. 1998.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/147404NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Howell, James C.. Recent gang research: Program and policy implications. Crime and Delinquency.40, (4), 495-515.1994.
    • ID: 10.1177/0011128794040004002 (DOI)
  • Spergel, Irving, Chance, Ron, Ehrensaft, Kenneth, Regulus, Thomas, Kane, Candice, Laseter, Robert, Alexander, Alba, Oh, Sandra. Gang Suppression and Intervention: Community Models, Research Summary. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 148202, . 1994.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/gangcorr.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving, Curry, David, Chance, Ron, Kane, Candice, Ross, Ruth, Alexander, Alba, Simmons, Edwina, Oh, Sandra. Gang Suppression and Intervention: Problem and Response, Research Summary. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 149629, . 1994.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles/gangprob.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving. Youth Gangs: Problem and Response. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 146494, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1993.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/146494NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving A.. Gang Suppression and Intervention: An Assessment. Washington, DC: United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 1993.
  • Spergel, Irving A., Curry, G. David. The National Youth Gang Survey: A research and development process. The Gang Intervention Handbook.Champaign, IL: Research Press. 1993.
  • Chance, Ron. Probation Technical Assistance Manual. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142667, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1992.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142667NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Curry, G. David, Thomas, Rodney W.. Community Organization and Gang Policy Response. 9111, Morgantown: West Virginia University, Regional Research Institute. 1992.
  • Curry, G. David, Thomas, Rodney W.. Community organization and gang policy response. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.8, (4), 357-374.1992.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01093640 (DOI)
  • Kane, Candice M.. Prosecutor Technical Assistance Manual. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142669, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1992.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142669NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Kane, Candice M., Spergel, Irving A.. Community-Based Youth Agency Technical Assistance Manual. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142962, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1992.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142962NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Regulus, Thomas A.. Corrections Technical Assistance Manual. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142966, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1992.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142966NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Regulus, Thomas A.. Parole Technical Assistance Manual. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142723, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center . 1992.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142723NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving A.. Community Mobilization Technical Assistance Manual. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142964, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1992.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142964NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving A.. General Community Design Technical Assistance Manual. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142968, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1992.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142968NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving A.. Grassroots Organization Technical Assistance Manual. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142970, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1992.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142970NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving A., Ehrensaft, Kenneth. Police Technical Assistance Manual. National Youth Gang Intervention and Suppression Program.NCJ 142665, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1992.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142665NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving, Ehrensaft, Kenneth, Alexander, Alba, Laseter, Robert L.. Youth Employment Model. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142675, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1992.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142675NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Chance, Ron, Spergel, Irving. Judges Model. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142687, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information center. 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142687NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Ehrensaft, Kenneth. Prosecutors Model. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142679, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142679NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Ehrensaft, Kenneth, Spergel, Irving. Police Model. National Youth Gang Suppression and Interevention Program.NCJ 142683, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142683NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Regulus, Thomas. Corrections Model. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 147633, . 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/txtfiles/d0004.txt (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving. Youth Gangs: Problem and Response. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 145313, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/txtfiles/d00027.txt (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving, Alexander, Alba. A School-Based Model. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142677, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142677NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving, Alexander, Alba. School Technical Assistance Manual. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142717, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142717NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving, Chance, Ron, Ehrensaft, Kenneth, Regulus, Thomas, Kane, Candice, Laseter, Robert, Alexander, Alba, Oh, Sandra. Executive Summary: Prototype Models. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 146555, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center . 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/146555NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving, Ehrensaft, Kenneth. Grassroots Organization Model. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142689, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142689NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving, Ehrensaft, Kenneth, Alexander, Alba, Laseter, Robert L.. Youth Employment Technical Assistance Manual. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142719, Arlington, VA: National Gang Information Center. 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142719NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving, Kane, Candice. Community Mobilization Model. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142697, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142697NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving, Kane, Candice, Chance, Ron, Alexander, Alba, Regulus, Tom, Oh, Sandra. General Community Design Model. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142691, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1991.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142691NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Chance, Ron. Probation Model. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142681, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1990.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142681NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Kane, Candice, Regulas, Thomas. Parole Model. National youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142685, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1990.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142685NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Spergel, Irving A., Curry, David, Chance, Ron, Kane, Candice, Ross, Ruth, Alexander, Alba, Simmons, Edwina, Oh, Sandra. Executive Summary, Stage 1: Assessment. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 146554, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1990.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/146554NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • unknown. Law Enforcement Youth Gang Definitional Conference. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.Chicago, IL. 1989.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/146488NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • unknown. Law Enforcement Youth Gang Definitional Conference. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 146488, Chicago, IL: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. 1989.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/146488NCJRS.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

Spergel, Irving A.; Curry, G. David (1992): National Youth Gang Intervention and Suppression Survey, 1980-1987. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09792.v1