The National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC) was formed in 1990.
The Journal of Gang Research is now in its ninth volume as a professional quarterly journal. The Journal of Gang Research is abstracted in numerous places, including the American Psychological Association's Psychological Abstracts, PsycLIT, etc, the Sociological Abstracts, Social Work Abstracts, Criminal Justice Abstracts, etc. The Journal of Gang Research is useful to anyone who wants to have a better understanding of gangs and gang members. The NGCRC also distributes a number of specialized reports dealing with gangs and a wide variety of gang problems.