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vigilante groups       294943366

Scope note
Self-appointed groups of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate

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vigilantes

Broader terms
groups

Related terms
crime prevention
popular justice
private security services

Subject category
05.01.01 SOCIAL GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Indexing history
Added 2006. For publications indexed before 2006, see organized crime.



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