ERIC Number: ED419892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Street Gang Identification Manual. Second Edition.
Petrone, Frank M.
This manual is a comprehensive guide to identifiers of gang activities and memberships. The "People" and "Folks" concepts it uses represent the two main divisions of street gang affiliation. Gangs that belong to the "People" nation use the left side as an identifier, use a five-pointed star as an emblem, and claim affiliation with the "Latin King" or "Vice Lord" street gangs. Gangs in the "Folks" nation associate with the right side, use a six-pointed star, and claim affiliation with the "Disciples" street gang. The small number of gangs that claim no allegiance to either nation are usually loose knit organizations. The 7 sections of this guide contain over 700 photographs of gang symbols and gestures. The following sections are included: (1) "Gang List by Affiliation"; (2)"Terminology"; (3) "Handsigns/Manual Alphabet"; (4) "Basic Identifiers"; (5) "Graffiti"; (6) "Cross Reference Symbol Chart"; and (7) "Alphabetical Gang Listing." (SLD)
Descriptors: Delinquency, Group Membership, Identification, Juvenile Gangs, Peer Relationship, Symbolism, Urban Problems, Urban Youth
Gang Prevention Incorporated, P.O. Box 7400, Elgin, IL 60121-7400; telephone: 800-295-4264; fax: 800-295-2450. For sale only to authorized personnel in the law enforcement, judicial, correctional, and educational communities.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Gang Prevention Inc., Chicago, IL.