By Felix Aguirre A unique analysis of the criminal street gang culture, incorporating law enforcement's perspective on gangs and their violent activities, as well as a parent and community approach for identifying traits of gang participation or interest is focus of this text. What is a gang? Why do they form? What are the generational issues of involvement? What is the law enforcement community doing to protect the innocent public from these predators? What is the meaning of their graffiti, tattoos and other markings? What are the signals of interest or involvement? What does the parent look for? What can they do to prevent gang participation? These and hundreds of other questions are examined and answered for the criminal justice professional.
Dynamics and Sociology of Criminal Street Gangs