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ASU Criminologists Examine Lives of 1950s Era Gang Members


September 10, 2012

Jackson Square, Roxbury, Mass., in the late 1950s The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $350,000 grant to the "Revisiting Roxbury: Crime, Gang Membership and the Life Course" research project.  The study will use data collected from the first nationally funded gang outreach program, conducted in the mid-1950s. The outreach program tracked the day-to-day experiences of 481 young men and women involved in seven gangs in the Roxbury neighborhood located a few miles south of Fenway Park. Full Story

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Arizona State University

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