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Title: P.O.S.T. Gang Awareness Course: Skinheads
Author(s): R K Miller
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 62
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This pamphlet is used in conjunction with California police officer training on gangs, particularly focusing on skinhead gangs.
Abstract: The pamphlet describes elements of a street gang, motivations for joining gangs, types and characteristics of gangs, levels of involvement, and gang-related criminal activities. The text then outlines classifications of skinhead gangs, primary police concerns related to skinheads, gang and personal characteristics, components of racist skinhead ideology, skinhead groups, and gang-specific indicators. Graffiti, monikers, hand signs, and clothing are also described here as integral parts of gang culture. Future trends predicted here vis-a-vis skinhead gangs include attempts at unifying groups, continued assaultive behavior against minorities, continued weapons violations, increased ties with other racist groups, and recruitment efforts conducted in schools.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): California; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Juveniles; Police training; Racially motivated violence
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