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NCJ Number: 183167 Find in a Library
Title: Gangs on the Move: A Descriptive Cataloging of Over 1500 Most Active Gangs in America
Author(s): Robert W. Fox; Mark E. Amador
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 183
Sponsoring Agency: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
Cincinnati, OH 45210
Publication Number: ISBN 0-942728-55-6
Sale Source: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
1203 Main Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45210
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This directory provides an alphabetical listing of more than 1,500 active gangs, a list of gang slang, and of hand signals that depict gang members’ hand signals for the letters of the alphabet.
Abstract: The book is intended to help law enforcement, teachers, parents, neighborhood watch groups, and others throughout the country to identify a gang member or gang activity within their community. The introduction explains that gangs originated as a means for protection and that increasing criminal activity gradually forced law-abiding citizens out of gangs. It also notes that today’s gangs are branching out to new cities and that some are evolving into more sophisticated and structured crime organizations and thus become increasingly difficult and dangerous when encountered. The gang listings cover the gang’s name; other names; nature and history; race; symbol; colors; emblem, if available; and locations. The list of slang terminology covers terms used by black gangs, Hispanic gangs, white supremacist gangs, and Vietnamese gangs. Illustrations and index
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Asian gangs; Crips and Bloods; Female gangs; Hispanic gangs; Jamaican Posses; Juvenile delinquency factors; Motorcycle gangs; Prison Gangs/Security Threat Groups
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