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NCJ Number: 149044 Find in a Library
Title: Geographical Guide to Gangs in America
Author(s): G W Knox
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: Chicago State University
Chicago, IL 60628
Sale Source: Chicago State University
Dept of Criminal Justice
95th and King Drive, HWH 329
Chicago, IL 60628
United States of America
Type: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide lists gangs alphabetically by State; sources of information included surveys of adult and juvenile correctional institutions, police chiefs, probation and parole officers, county sheriffs, and Asian students.
Abstract: The gangs identified in the guide include both gangs reported as a problem and gangs reported as being active in any capacity. Some of the more common gangs operating in several States are noted, such as the Bloods and Crips, the Aryan Brotherhood, the Disciples, Skinheads, and the Ku Klux Klan. Both black and white gangs are identified, as well as Mexican and Asian gangs. Neo-Nazi, motorcycle, inmate, and Satanic gangs are also listed.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Asian gangs; Corrections; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Juveniles; Motorcycle gangs; Police; Prison Gangs/Security Threat Groups; State-by-state analyses
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