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.
In the Media
- New Article Testing Plausible Mechanisms for the Contagion of Street Gang Violence by Dr. Matthew Valasik Published in Network Science
- Dr. Dewey, Dr. VandeBerg, CCJ Masters Alum Oroz, and Dr. Lockwood-Roberts Publish Study on Prison Staff Responses to Media Representations of Their Work
- Graduate Student Tori Stuecklen Inspects the State of the Juvenile Justice System In Relation to Social Control for Class Research
Dr. Adam Lankford recently published a study on the 2016 Dallas and Baton Rouge cop killers, who committed two of the worst targeted attacks on American police officers in recent history — within eleven days of each other.