By Louis Kontos,David C. Brotherton

In gentle of l. a.' gang nation of emergency, ethnic and minority gangs are arguably extra excessive profile now than at the other time in our historical past. information media ordinarily 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 concerning gangs within the usa and all over the world supply a diffuse assessment of the crowd phenomenon. each one access defines and explains the time period, offers an ancient review, and explains its importance at the present time. because the following entries show, gangs are a part of the cloth of yankee society. they aren't basically in our groups but additionally our colleges and different social associations. knowing the realm of gangs is accordingly had to comprehend American society.

Entries contain: Bikers, Bloods, Cholas, Crips, gang mythology, gang battle, 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 aspect Story, Witness safeguard courses, and early life gangs.

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