Gang Crime: Effective and Constitutional Policies to Stop Violent Gangs
Publication Date: June 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Series: Legal Memorandum
Keywords: Crime; Operation Ceasefire; gangs; violent crime
Coverage: United States
To address gang-related crime appropriately, the national government should adhere to federalist principles and limit itself to tasks that are within its constitutionally designed sphere and that state and local governments are not well situated to perform. State and local governments are the most appropriate level of government to develop policies to prevent and suppress most gang-related crime.