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NCJ Number: 148626 Find in a Library
Title: Gangs USA
Author(s): P L Rolfe; Z E Greeson
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: Paladin Press
Boulder, CO 80301
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87364-734-3
Sale Source: Paladin Press
7077 Winchester Circle
Gunbarrel Tech Center
Boulder, CO 80301
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book profiles gang organizations and activities in the United States.
Abstract: The first chapter provides an overview of the gang problem in the United States. It focuses on the Crips and Bloods, Los Angeles gangs that engage in drug trafficking not only in Los Angeles but in other major cities throughout the Nation. Other gangs involved in drug trafficking in various U.S. cities are also mentioned. A map of the United States shows which States have significant street gang activity, and a glossary of general gang terms is provided. Two chapters profile prison gangs and outlaw motorcycle gangs. Six chapters describe gangs that have entered the United States from other countries to engage in organized criminal activity. These include Jamaican posses, Colombian drug cartels, the Japanese Yakuza, the Cuban mafia, and Chinese triads. The history of these gangs is traced, and their criminal organization and operations in the United States are described. The final chapter discusses the gang rulers of Chicago. It focuses on individual gang leaders and how they have influenced gang activities in the city. Subject index
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Corrections; Criminology; Drug smuggling; Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Juveniles; Organized crime; Prison Gangs/Security Threat Groups
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