Can Civil Gang Injunctions Change Communities? A Community Assessment of the Impact of Civil Gang Injunctions (2005)

Abstract This study evaluates the community impact of a locally popular gang intervention strategy, the Civil Gang Injunction, on neighborhood residents. Researchers predicted immediate and long-term effects on residents’ perceptions and experience of crime, gang activity and neighborhood quality. The study results offer guidance for program development for practitioners contemplating use of this strategy. Coauthored [...]

Community Views on Crime and Policing: Survey Mode Effects on Bias in Community Surveys (2002)

Abstract This study compared two modes of administration, mail and random-digit dialing (RDD), in surveys targeting four diverse community areas within a large metropolitan area. The modes' differential susceptibility to nonresponse bias and response bias is revealed by directly comparing the two modes and procedures. The authors conclude that RDD phone community surveys on attitudes [...]

“It’s Getting Crazy Out There:” Can a Civil Gang Injunction Change a Community? (2005)

Abstract Civil gang injunctions are an increasingly popular gang suppression tactic. This article reports on the first scientific evaluation of the community impact of this strategy. San Bernardino residents in five neighborhoods were surveyed about their perceptions and experience of crime, gang activity, and neighborhood quality 18 months before and 6 months after the issuance [...]

Improving Civil Gang Injunctions: How Implementation Can Affect Outcomes (2013)

Abstract Civil gang injunctions (CGIs) are an increasingly popular street gang control technique. Although admired by criminal justice officials, we know relatively little about how differing implementation approaches might affect their efficacy. In this study, we interviewed youth in contrasting neighborhoods—some under a CGI and others not—to observe the ways gang injunctions may strengthen or [...]

The Prospects and Problems of Integrating Sketch Maps with Geographic Information Systems to Understand Environmental Perception: A Case Study of Mapping Youth Fear in LA Gang Neighborhoods (2013)

Abstract How people feel about places matters, especially in their neighborhood. It matters for their health, it matters for the health of their children, and it matters for their social cohesion and use of local resources. A growing body of research in public health, planning, psychology, and sociology bears out this point. Recently, a new [...]