Cheryl Maxson, Chair and Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, was quoted in East Bay Times California.
From the East Bay Times:
Maxson recently used the topic of the Bay Boys as an exercise for students in her gang course.
"I challenged my students to really think outside the box and not be so set on our stereotypical notions of who joins a gang and what that kind of group identity can do for individuals," Maxson said.
Ronald Huff, Professor Emeritus of Criminology, Law and Society, was quoted in the same article:
Though Huff believes the Bay Boys sound more like an organized group of bullies, he said they meet the definition of a gang, legally, even if they are only largely committing property crimes."To me, they are in some ways a throwback to what we call a territorial gang. They're a gang that like, in the old days, would claim a neighborhood," Huff said. "But these guys are claiming the waves."