Gangland: An Encyclopedia of Gang Life from Cradle to Grave, 1st Edition

  • Laura L. Finley
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  • ISBN-10: 1440844747
  • ISBN-13: 9781440844744
  • DDC: 364.106
  • 736 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Overview

This encyclopedia includes extended discussion of specific gangs; types of gangs based on ethnicity and environment (rural, suburban, and urban); recruitment and retention methods; leadership structure and other internal dynamics of various gangs; impacts of gang membership on extended family; the historical evolution of gangs in American society; depictions of gang life in popular culture; violent and nonviolent gang activities; and programs, policies, agencies, and organizations that have been crafted to combat gang activities. In addition, the encyclopedia includes a suite of primary sources that offer a look into the personal experiences of gang members, examine efforts by law enforcement and public officials to address gang activity, and address wider societal factors that make eradicating gangs such a difficult task.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Acknowledgments and Dedication.
Introduction.
The History of Gangs in the United States.
Chronology.
1: African American Gangs.
2: Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days In L.A. (1993).
3: American History X (1998).
4: American Me (1992).
5: Aryan Brotherhood.
6: Related Primary Document: FBI Report on the Aryan Brotherhood (1982).
7: Aryan Nations.
8: Asian Gangs.
9: Asset Forfeiture and Gang Activity.
10: Bandidos.
11: Barrio Azteca.
12: Black Disciples.
13: Black Panther Party.
14: Related Primary Document: Telephone Interview with Bobby Seale, Radio Havana (August 13, 1968).
15: Blanco, Griselda (1943–2012).
16: Blood in, Blood out (Bound by Honor) (1993).
17: Bloods.
18: Boyle, Father Gregory (1954–).
19: Boyz N the Hood (1991).
20: Canada, Geoffrey (1952–).
21: Caucasian Gangs.
22: Celebrities and Gangs.
23: Cocaine.
24: Code of the Streets Theory.
25: Coke, Christopher (1969–).
26: Colors (1988).
27: Crips.
28: Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008).
29: Cure Violence.
30: Curfews.
31: Related Primary Document: Tennessee Curfew Law.
32: Dangerous Minds (1995).
33: Department of Justice Violence Reduction Network.
34: Department of Justice Youth Gang Prevention Programs.
35: Differential Association Theory.
36: Differential Opportunity Theory.
37: Dress Codes.
38: Related Primary Document: California Dress Code Law.
39: Drive-by Shootings.
40: Dropout Prevention Programs.
41: Dropout Rates.
42: Drug Crime.
43: Drug-Trafficking Organizations.
44: 8 Ball Chicks: A Year in the Life of Violent Girl Gangs (1997).
45: 18th Street Gang.
46: Employment.
47: End of Watch (2012).
48: Escalante, Jaime (1930–2010).
49: Extremist Gangs.
50: Faith-Based Programs.
51: Family.
52: Federal Bureau of Investigation.
53: Female Gangs.
54: Feminist Theories.
55: Florencia 13.
56: Forty Thieves.
57: Funerals.
58: Gang Colors.
59: Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets (1989).
60: Gang Member Databases.
61: Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.).
62: Gang Signs.
63: Gang-On-Gang Violence.
64: Gangs of New York (2002).
65: Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America (2015).
66: Gottfredson, Denise (1952–).
67: Graffiti.
68: Gun Violence.
69: Guzmán, Joaquín (“El Chapo”) (1954–).
70: Related Primary Document: El Chapo Faces Charges (2017).
71: Hampton, Fred (1948–1969).
72: Harlem Children’s Zone.
73: Hells Angels.
74: Hells Angels Riot at Rolling Stones Concert (1969).
75: Hermanos de Pistoleros.
76: Heroin.
77: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.
78: Holder, Eric (1951–).
79: Homeboy Industries.
80: Homies Unidos.
81: Hotspots.
82: Human Trafficking.
83: Related Primary Document: Human-Trafficking Investigation (2011).
84: Immigrant Gangs.
85: Initiations.
86: Injunctions.
87: Innocent Bystanders and Gang Violence.
88: Interrupters, The (2012).
89: Interventionists.
90: Related Primary Document: Del Elliott on Prevention Programs (2007).
91: Journal of Gang Research.
92: Juggalos.
93: Juice (1992).
94: Juvenile Gang Members.
95: Klein, Malcolm (1930–).
96: Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
97: Related Primary Document: The Southern Manifesto (1956).
98: L.A. Ramparts Scandal.
99: Latin Kings.
100: Latino Gangs.
101: Leaving Gangs.
102: Legislation.
103: Related Primary Document: Chicago v. Morales (1999).
104: Los Zetas.
105: Loyalty.
106: Mara Salvatrucha.
107: Marijuana.
108: Maxson, Cheryl.
109: Media.
110: Menace II Society (1993).
111: Mentoring.
112: Methamphetamines.
113: Mexican Mafia.
114: Military.
115: Mongols.
116: Monster (1999).
117: Motivating Factors for Joining a Gang.
118: Motorcycle Gangs.