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Gangs and Gang Crime

From the violent street gangs of early New York City to the holdup gangs of the Old West, from Prohibition bootleggers to modern-day drug gangs, Gangs and Gang Crime details the history of criminal gangs… (See Below for Full Description)
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From the violent street gangs of early New York City to the holdup gangs of the Old 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.

Chapters include:
  • Public Enemies
  • Hell on Wheels
  • Crips and Bloods
  • Gangs in Fiction and Film
  • 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
  • The Yakuza, the Jamaican Posse, the Russian mafia, and other international gangs.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9408-2
ISBN-10 791094081
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-1724-9
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Criminal Investigations
Author Michael Newton; Consulting Editor: John L. French, Crime Scene Supervisor, Baltimore Police Crime Laboratory
Publication Date 7/1/2008
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Endnotes. Further resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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