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NCJ Number: 157121 Find in a Library
Title: Gang Intelligence Manual: Identifying and Understanding Modern-Day Violent Gangs in the United States
Author(s): B Valentine
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 257
Sponsoring Agency: Paladin Press
Boulder, CO 80301
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87364-844-7
Sale Source: Paladin Press
7077 Winchester Circle
Gunbarrel Tech Center
Boulder, CO 80301
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book presents information, previously confined to law enforcement circles, about the dominant types of gangs currently operating in the U.S.
Abstract: The book provides details about where the gangs came from, how they recruit and train new members, why adolescents are attracted to gang life, how gangs issue challenges and threats to their rivals, and how gang members capitalize on and risk their life for the drug trade in which they gangs are engaged. Photographs and illustrations provide examples of gang graffiti, symbols, tattoos, and hand signs. The gangs discussed here include Hispanic gangs, Crips and Bloods, People Nation and Folks Nation, Jamaican Posses, Asian and South Sea Islander gangs, Colombian gangs, the Cuban Marielito, Hell's Angels, White Supremacists and other white gangs, and prison gangs. 13 references
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Asian gangs; Criminal Solicitation; Drug law offenses; Motorcycle gangs; Prison Gangs/Security Threat Groups
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