Street gangs are a social problem, not just a criminal justice problem.  This website is dedicated to helping its readers understand the complex and often confusing relationship between street gangs and society--the ways in which gangs are integrated into the fabric of our neighborhoods, while at the same time helping to pull that fabric apart.

Please check out the Blog, where we’ll post remarks and comments on current gang-related issues.  And, don’t forget to search our Research Pages where you’ll find social scientific research on various topics related to gangs and society.