2012 • $40.00 • 336 pp • paper • ISBN: 978-1-61163-071-8 • LCCN 2012015545Electronic Teacher's Materials available
This volume is the first devoted exclusively to North American adult criminal gangs and how these gangs often cooperate in criminal pursuits with one another within and across national borders. North American Criminal Gangs demonstrates that adult criminal gangs are more than a United States problem; they are an international problem requiring combined and coordinated solutions among and between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Specifically, the text addresses: street gangs (Los Angeles- and Chicago-based/influenced gangs, Canadian Aboriginal gangs, and the international super street gangs such as MS 13 and the 18th Street Gang); prison gangs (including the Mexican Mafia, Aryan Brotherhood, and Public Enemy Number 1); outlaw motorcycle gangs; and drug-trafficking organizations.
North American Criminal Gangs documents that American-based motorcycle gangs, such as the Hells Angels, Bandidos, Outlaws, Mongols, and Vagos have expanded their criminal networks internationally, including Europe, Canada and Mexico. The text provides ample photos and images that allow the reader to see the gangs’ symbols and other identifiers.
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