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Gangs and gang crime

by Newton, Michael, 1951-

Format: Print Book 2008
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 364.1 NE
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 364.1 NE
 
 
Summary
West, from Prohibition bootleggers to modern-day drug gangs, ""Gangs and Gang Crime"" details the history of criminal gangs and their crimes. Today, most gangs exist on the streets or in prisons, and law enforcement agents have developed numerous techniques for identifying gangs, tracking their activities, breaking up illegal rackets, and addressing the social issues that can be contributing factors in the formation of gangs. This book includes such chapters as: Public Enemies; Hell on Wheels; Crips and Bloods; Gangs in Fiction and Film; and, Coping with Gangs. Cases and gangs covered include: The Plug Uglies, the Dead Rabbits, the Whyos, and other gangs of New York's Five Points; Prohibition-era bootlegging gangs; The Wild Bunch; The Hells Angels, the Outlaws, and other motorcycle gangs; The Black Guerilla Family, the Aryan Brotherhood, Nuestra Familia, and other prison gangs; Crips and Bloods; and, The Yakuza, the Jamaican Posse, the Russian mafia, and other international gangs.
Contents
Foreword
Introduction
Cracks in the melting pot
Supply and demand
Public enemies and holdup gangs
Hell on wheels
Prison gangs
Crips and bloods
New world disorder
Gangs in fiction and film
Coping with gangs
Chronology
Endnotes
Bibliography
Further resources
Index
About the author
About the consulting editor.

Additional Information
Series Criminal investigations.
Subjects Gangs -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Gangs -- United States -- Case studies -- Juvenile literature.
Violent crimes -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Juvenile delinquency -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Gangs -- United States.
Gangs -- United States -- Case studies.
Violent crimes -- United States.
Juvenile delinquency -- United States.
Publisher New York, NY :Chelsea House,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 120 pages : illustrations (chiefly color ) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 107) and index.
ISBN 9780791094082 (alk. paper)
0791094081 (alk. paper)
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