By Ronald M. Holmes,Richard Tewksbury,George Higgins
Gangs have lengthy been a social and legal chance to society. Introduction to Gangs in the US explains how gangs are addressed as a legal justice and public coverage challenge, delivering a student-friendly, simply obtainable, concise evaluation of the function, position, constitution, and actions of gangs in American society. The publication describes what gangs are, what differentiates them from one another, how they proportion similarities, and the way they healthy into modern American culture.
The authors discover the historical past and constitution of gangs, exhibit their clandestine actions, and research their social impression. The publication additionally contains details on gender concerns in gangs, and gives perception into how gangs impression American academic institutions
Offering an insider’s account, the ebook offers in-depth profiles of particular gangs, including:
- Europe’s 5 significant biker gangs
- The Outlaws
- The Hell’s Angels
- The Bandidos
- The Pagans
- Aryan Brotherhood
- Black Guerrilla Family
- Mexican Mafia
- Texas Syndicate
Discussion questions seem on the finish of every bankruptcy, stimulating debate and school room dialogue.
It may possibly by no means be attainable to get rid of gangs from our tradition. yet through realizing their constitution, their strengths and vulnerabilities, and the way they function, legislations enforcement can higher guard the general public from their nefarious actions. this article provides destiny legislation enforcement execs infrequent insider perception right into a topic mostly shrouded in secrecy.