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By Louis Kontos,David C. Brotherton

In gentle of la' gang country of emergency, ethnic and minority gangs are arguably extra excessive profile now than at the other time in our historical past. information media quite often specialise in the crime and violence linked to gangs, yet no longer a lot else. This encyclopedia seeks to light up the realm of gangs, together with gang formations, regimen gang actions, aberrations and present advancements. 100 essay entries regarding gangs within the usa and around the world supply a diffuse review of the crowd phenomenon. each one access defines and explains the time period, presents an old evaluate, and explains its value at the present time. because the following entries reveal, gangs are a part of the material of yank society. they don't seem to be basically in our groups but additionally our colleges and different social associations. figuring out the realm of gangs is as a result had to comprehend American society.

Entries comprise: Bikers, Bloods, Cholas, Crips, gang mythology, gang conflict, graffiti, Hell's Angels, Hong Kong Triads, Latin Kings, legislations enforcement, occultic gangs, mafia, media, criminal gangs, rites, Skinheads, Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act, tattoos, trafficking, Wanna-bes, West part Story, Witness safeguard courses, and formative years gangs.

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