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Exceptionally complete and more informative than any other book on organized crime and gangs, this volume explores in detail the formation of gangs worldwide, the history of the gangs' criminal activities, and the future of the gangs in society--including gangs that are hardly mentioned in other volumes. Every gang is viewed historically, structurally, culturally, territorially, and economically. Readers will develop a thorough understanding of--and comparative insight into--the inner workings of gangs, both local and worldwide. Discusses worldwide governments and their participation, if any, in gang activities. Gangs Throughout History. What Is a Gang? Gang Structure and Organization. Italian Organized Crime. Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. Supremacists and Militias (Black Power; White Power). Street Gangs. Black Organized Crime (Jamaican; Nigerian). Chinese Organized Crime Groups. Asian Organized Crime (Japanese; Korean; Vietnamese). Hispanic Organized Crime (Colombian; Cuban; Dominican; Mexican). Russian/Israeli Organized Crime. Third World and Other Groups (Palestinian; Syrian; Turkish; Lebanese; Iraqi; United Arab Emirates; Iranian Groups; Pakistani Groups; India Groups; Burmese Groups). Eastern Europe Groups (Albanian Groups. Polish Groups. Gypsy Groups. Bulgarian Groups. Czech Republic Groups.) MARKET: For law enforcement and social work agencies and others seeking in-depth information on gangs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133248562
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 11/22/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 479
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

 1. Gangs in History.

 2. What Is a Gang?

 3. Gang Structure and Organization.

Why People Join. How People Join

 4. Italian Organized Crime.

Homeland Foundations and American Mobsters. Structure. A Brief History in the United States.

The Black Hand. Chicago. Capone and Prohibition. Unione Siciliana and the Castellamarese War.

Five Families from New York.

Lucaiano/Genovese Family. Anastasia/Gambino Family. Lucchese Family. Profaci/Columbo Family. Bonanno Family.

Criminal Prosecution.

Narcotics and the Mob. Government Efforts.

 5. Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.

History. The Big Four.

The Hells Angels and Sonny Barger. Becoming a Member. Organizational Structure. Rules and Regulations. Women and the Outlaw Subculture.

Criminal Activities. @MAHEADS - Drugs. Organized Crime MainstaysProstitution and Protection. Other Criminal Activities. Gang Wars.

Law Enforcement.

Counterintelligence. Defense Funds and Bailbondsmen Law Enforcement Successes


 6. Supremacists and Militias.

Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam.

TheCurrent State of the Nation of Islam.

Black Panthers. Black Guerilla Family and Other Prison Gangs. Similarities among Black Supremacist Gangs. White Power. KKK.

History of the Klu Klux Klan. The Invisible EmpireProtecting the Old South (1865-1871). Family Values and Civil Rights (1920s-1960s). Education, Legitimacy and Christianity (1970's to present).

White Aryan Resistance. Aryan Nations. Contemporary GangsSkinheads and Beyond. Other Notable Groups. Similarities and Differences among Groups. Commonalties between Supremacist Gangs and Street Gangs. Distinguishing between Supremacist Gangs and Street Gangs. Conclusions.

 7. Street Gangs.

ChicagoBased Street Gangs. Los Angeles Gangs. The Gangsters “New” Face. Gang Identifiers. Influence of Rap Music. Strange Facts. Conclusions.

 8. Jamaican and Nigerian Gangs

Jamaican Organized Gangs.

Drug Trafficking. Firearms Trafficking. Economic Crimes. Other Criminal Activities. Legitimate Businesses Activities Outside of the United States..

Nigerian Organized Crime.

Historical Overview. Organizational Structure. Involvement in Fraudulent Schemes. Drug Trafficking. Money Laundering.


 9. Chinese Gangs.

Asian Organized Crime Groups. Chinese Groups. History.

Hong Kong Connection. Hong Kong Triad Operations Outside the United States. Triads in Taiwan. Tongs.

Chinese Street Gangs.

West Coast Gangs East Coast Gangs

The Gangs.

Flying Dragons. Ghost Shadows Tong on Boys Fuk Ching. Green Dragons. Born to Kill BTK. White Tigers. Gum Sing.

Criminal Activities.

Extortion. Alien Smuggling. Home Invasion. Robberies. Business Invasion Robberies. Credit Card Fraud. Commodity Scam. Prostitution. Narcotics Trafficking. Money Laundering. Specific Geographic Regions.

10. Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean Gangs.

= Japanese Organized Crime.

The Gangs.

Yamaguchi-Gumi. Sumiyoshi-Kai. Inagawa-Kai. Toa Yuai Jigyo Kumiai.

Criminal Activities of Yakuza.

Money LaunderingBusiness Activities. Soyaiya Corporate Extortion. Investments. Drugs. Other Business.

Vietnamese Organized Crime. Vietnamese Gangs. Criminal Activites of Vietnamese Gangs.

Home Invasion Robberies. Computer Chip Theft. Extortion. Prostitution. Gambling. Drug Trafficking. Auto Theft.

Korean Organized Crime. The Gangs.

Political Gangs. Street Gangs. Gangs on the Run. New Gangs. New Gangs. Contemporary Gang Activity in Korea. Activities Outside of Korea. Korean Power and Other New York Street Gangs. California Korean Street Gangs.

Criminal Activities of Korean Gangs. Conclusions. Additional Reading.

11. Hispanic Gangs.

Cuban Organized Crime.

Marielitos Banditos. Cuban Communist Mafia.

Colombian Organized Crime.

Medllin Cartels.Cali Cartel. Other Colombian Cartels.

Mexican Organized Crime.

Prison Gangs. Street Gangs. Mexican Drug Cartels.

Dominican Organized Crime.

Drug Activities. Money Laundering. Other Criminal Activities.


12. Russian and Israeli Gangs.

Russian Organized Crime.

Early Activities. Russian Gangs Since Glasnost. Groups in the United States.

Israeli Organized Crime.

Russian,Israeli Relationship.

13. Other Worldwide Organized Crime Groups.

Third World Groups.

Palestinian Groups. Syrian Groups. Turkish Groups. Lebanese Groups. Iraqi Groups. United Arab Emirates Groups. Iranian Groups. Pakistani Groups. Indian Groups. Burmese Groups.

Eastern Europe Groups.

Albanian Groups. Polish Groups. Gypsy Groups. Bulgarian Groups. Czech Republic Groups.

Emerging HighProfile Groups in the United States.

Almighty Latin King Nation. Netas.


14. Conclusions.

References. Appendix A.

ThirtySix Oaths of the Hung Societies. ThirtySix Strategies of the Hung Societies. Oaths of a Chinese Street Gang. @AHEADS - Appendix B.

Brief of the Most Active Asian Gangs.

- Index.

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