MS-13

A gang profile

Jennifer J. Adams, Jesenia Pizarro-Terrill

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to shed some light into the characteristics and origins of the MS-13 by compiling what it is known about the group in a gang profile. In doing this, this article discusses MS-13's origins, proliferation, characteristics, norms, and involvement in illegal enterprises. We also discuss recent policies used by law enforcement in an attempt to combat this gang.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Gang Research
Volume16
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes

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MS-13 : A gang profile. / Adams, Jennifer J.; Pizarro-Terrill, Jesenia.

In: Journal of Gang Research, Vol. 16, No. 4, 06.2009, p. 1-14.

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Adams, JJ & Pizarro-Terrill, J 2009, 'MS-13: A gang profile', Journal of Gang Research, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 1-14.
Adams, Jennifer J. ; Pizarro-Terrill, Jesenia. / MS-13 : A gang profile. In: Journal of Gang Research. 2009 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 1-14.
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