Gang Injunctions

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First California, Then Utah, Should Idaho Follow Suit?
Effectiveness and Constitutionality of Gang Injunctions
Ryan Jacobsen*
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INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................ 1
GENERAL STANDARD FOR ISSUING AN INJUNCTION .................................... 3
WHAT IS A CIVIL GANG INJUNCTION? ............................................................... 4
HISTORY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF GANG INJUNCTIONS .............................. 6
A. Brief History ........................................................................................................... 6
B. Effectiveness
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Would a civil gang injunction be an effective and constitutional tool to abate criminal gang activity in Idaho?
And lastly, would Idaho be wise to follow its neighboring western states, like California and
Utah, who have attempted to utilize the civil injunction as a remedy for their gang infested communities? 5

NATIONAL GANG INTELLIGENCE CENTER, supra note 4, at 11.
Grey, supra note 4.
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NATIONAL GANG INTELLIGENCE CENTER, supra note 4, at 13.
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Id. at 9.
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Grey, supra note 4.
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NATIONAL GANG INTELLIGENCE CENTER, supra note 4, at 14. Neighborhood-based gangs most likely pose the greatest threat to communities because they easily recruit juveniles and continually battle other neighborhood-based gangs for turf, street credit, and various illegal business interests. See id. at 9.
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Christian Nafzger, Gang Activity Across the State of Idaho, TREASURE VALLEY PARTNERSHIP (Oct. 22, 2008),

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