Presentation Title

I'm Just a Juggalo! Will Gangs Go On Without Me?

Advisor Information

Pete Simi

Location

Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

8-3-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

8-3-2013 12:00 PM

Abstract

Traditionally, since 1994, Juggalos has been used as a term describing fans of the band, The Insane Clown Posse. While individual Juggalos or Juggalettes might have been involved in criminal activities (drug possession, assaults, vandalisms) the group as a whole was not viewed as a criminal group or a criminal enterprise. This seems to be changing. Four states (Arizona, California, Pennsylvania and Utah) now classify Juggalos as a gang that is involved in criminal activity. The National Gang Intelligence Center’s National Gang Threat Assessment for 2011 lists Juggalos as a type of hybrid gang. This research attempts to look into the Juggalo movement and determine if law enforcement, nationwide, perceives this group as a gang, rock hooligans, or just extreme fans.

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Mar 8th, 9:00 AM Mar 8th, 12:00 PM

I'm Just a Juggalo! Will Gangs Go On Without Me?

Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

Traditionally, since 1994, Juggalos has been used as a term describing fans of the band, The Insane Clown Posse. While individual Juggalos or Juggalettes might have been involved in criminal activities (drug possession, assaults, vandalisms) the group as a whole was not viewed as a criminal group or a criminal enterprise. This seems to be changing. Four states (Arizona, California, Pennsylvania and Utah) now classify Juggalos as a gang that is involved in criminal activity. The National Gang Intelligence Center’s National Gang Threat Assessment for 2011 lists Juggalos as a type of hybrid gang. This research attempts to look into the Juggalo movement and determine if law enforcement, nationwide, perceives this group as a gang, rock hooligans, or just extreme fans.