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NCJ Number: 148398 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: Los Angeles Police Dept
Domestic Violence Task Force
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 121
Sponsoring Agency: Los Angeles Police Dept
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sale Source: Los Angeles Police Dept
Domestic Violence Task Force
150 North Los Angeles
Room 150
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual was developed for officers in the Los Angeles Police Department assigned to gang investigations.
Abstract: A gang is defined here as a group of individuals who associate on a continuous basis for a designated purpose, usually in the form of criminal activity including robbery, assaults, and drug trafficking. Individuals often join gangs as a means of recognition or identity, protection, fellowship, intimidation, or criminal access. This manual covers many types of gangs, including those whose members are predominantly Hispanic, Black, Asian, or Cuban. Other chapters discuss female involvement with active street gangs, prison inmate gangs, and outlaw motorcycle gangs. The characteristics of each gang, including hand signs, monikers, colors, and other identifying marks, are described.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): California; Corrections; Gang Prevention; Juveniles
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