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Understanding street gangs

Author: Robert K Jackson; Wesley D McBride
Publisher: Incline Village, Nev. : Copperhouse Pub. Co. ; Cincinnati, OH : Distributed by Atomic Dog Pub., ©2000.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert K Jackson; Wesley D McBride
ISBN: 0942728173 9780942728170
OCLC Number: 46717875
Description: viii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 The problem --
Chap. 1 Theoretical considerations --
Hierarchy of needs --
Causative factors --
Racism --
Socio-economic pressure --
Family structure and profiles --
Lack of punishment --
The outlook --
Anomie --
Aspects of gang membership --
Prevention --
Chap. 2 Gangs defined and perspectives of gang activity --
Gang defined --
What is gang activity --
Chap. 3 Gang structure and organization --
Historical background --
Hispanic street gangs --
Black street gangs --
Stoner gangs --
Car clubs --
Asian gangs --
Prison gangs --
Relationship of prison gangs to street gangs --
Chap. 4 Gang communication --
Need for recognition --
Verbal communication --
Graffiti --
Calo-slang --
Clothing --
Tattooing --
Hand signs. Part 2 Possible solutions --
Chap. 5 Measurement of gang violence --
Chap. 6 The Gang unit --
Need for specialization --
Goals and objectives --
Unit objectives --
Personnel selection --
Operations of the gang unit --
Administrative controls --
Dissemination of gang information and log maintenance --
Cooperation between agencies --
Gang files --
Types of gang files --
Security and accoutability for files --
Automation of gang files --
Chap. 7 Police patrol procedures --
Officser's rapport --
The reality of violence --
The paradox --
Control of gang activities --
Personality identification --
Gang hangouts --
Daily operations --
Field interviews --
Officer's role --
Chap. 8 Techniques of gang investigations --
Uniqueness of gang crime --
Preparation --
Field interview system --
Crime scene considerations --
Victims and witnesses --
Witness security --
Show-ups --
Use of photos --
Photographic lineup admonition --
Photographic lineup admonition (Spanish) --
Other sources of information --
Locating the suspects --
Warrants --
Case preparation --
Preliminary reports --
Prosecution strategy --
Defense strategy --
Witness intimidation --
The goal of prosecution.
Responsibility: Robert K. Jackson, Wesley D. McBride.

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