TITLE

BEHIND THE GUISE OF GANG MEMBERSHIP: ENDING THE UNJUST CRIMINALIZATION

AUTHOR(S)
KIZER, KATHRYN
PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
DePaul Journal for Social Justice;Spring2012, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p333
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a critique of anti-gang laws in the U.S. as unconstitutional. It explores the nature of gang membership in the country and examines the legal ways in which gang members are criminalized. It analyzes the traditional platforms for contesting the constitutionality of anti-gang laws. It discusses the less commonly known status doctrine of the Constitution's Eight Amendment, which caused confusion among lower courts. The article also cites alternatives to criminalization of gang members.
ACCESSION #
85514765

 

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