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NCJ Number: 149290 Find in a Library
Title: Asian Street Gangs in Los Angeles County: A General Overview and Training Manual for Patrol Personnel, Second Edition
Author(s): W Unland
Corporate Author: Los Angeles Cty Sheriff's Dept
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 265
Sponsoring Agency: Los Angeles Cty Sheriff's Dept
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Sale Source: Los Angeles Cty Sheriff's Dept
4700 Ramona Boulevard
Monterey Park, CA 91754
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Many communities across the U.S. have begun to experience street gang and organized criminal activity involving members of immigrant Asian groups.
Abstract: Because of the dramatic increase in Asian and Pacific Islander populations, and the willingness of Asian gangs to travel great distances to commit crimes without the territorial constraints associated other ethnic gangs, police officers need to be aware of the basic characteristics of these criminally oriented organizations. In this discussion, Asian street gangs are broadly grouped into two categories: Oriental and Pacific Islander gangs. Following a general discussion of the characteristics of these two types of Asian gangs, the manual describes in detail the organization, unique features, and criminal activities of the various Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Cambodian, Filipino, and Samoan street gangs active in Southern California. 5 appendixes
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Asian gangs; California; Juveniles; Police education
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