Title

Gang Injunctions: A Tool to Control Gang Activity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Originally Published In

Law Enforcement Executive Forum

Volume Number

12

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

86-96

Abstract

As major cities in America struggle to respond to the growth of gangs and attendant crime and violence, gang injunctions have been used in California with some success for the past 25 years. There are eight states with legislative authority to obtain gang injunctions to enjoin gangs from illegal activity.