The Vice Lords After Four Decades: A Criminological Analysis

George W. Knox, Chicago State University

The Vice Lord gang is ideal for criminological analysis because of its growth and persistence over the years. Previous research on the Vice Lord gang is critically appraised. Current data based upon a multi-method research design is analyzed regarding the organization, structure, function, and activities of this gang. Implications for theory and some of the ethical issues involved in gang research are also discussed.

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Updated 05/20/2006