New Article on Alt-Right Gangs and Far-Right Groups by Dr. Matthew Valasik Published in Sociology Compass

Dr. Matthew Valasik with Dr. Shannon E. Reid, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, recently published “Alt-right gangs and far-right extremists: From the margins to the mainstream” in  Sociology Compass. The article reviews the necessity to rectify the historical apathy of traditional gang scholars and law enforcement in dealing with far-right/alt-right gangs (e.g., Proud Boys). A case study using Proud Boys is included to highlight just how an alt-right gang presents itself in public. They conclude with a discussion on how the mainstreaming of alt-right groups over the last few years has accelerated and the growing need to explicitly treat these groups as street gangs.