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Flushing, New York— Gangs, Outlaw Bikers, Organized Crime & Extremists: Who They Are, How They Work and the Threat They Pose, an extensive new field manual for law enforcement published by Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc., has just been released. Impressively expansive in its range of topic areas, the book stands as one of the most comprehensive ever created. “Many people, including officers, have a tendency to equate the terms ‘gang’ and ‘threat group’ with one specific genre of organization, such as street gangs. In fact, these groups are noticeably diverse and often inter-related,” says Looseleaf President Michael Loughrey. “The ‘gang and threat group’ phenomenon is fueled by numerous organizations of varying membership demographics, locations, and methods of operation. The dangerous common denominator is that their core motivation is nearly always criminal in nature, and with that reality comes the essential need for law enforcement officers to know as much about them as possible.”
Written by highly seasoned gang expert and law enforcement officer, Philip J. Swift, the book explores African American Street Gangs, Asian Gangs, Outlaw Bikers, White Supremacists, Organized Crime Groups and Graffiti/Tagger Crews. Swift skillfully dissects each group to uncover valuable insights into their internal leadership and power structures, demographic makeup of membership, estimated group size, organizational goals, missions and methods of operation, and interpretation of symbolic elements like “colors”, clothing styles and tattoos. He also offers helpful tips and step-by-step examples for deciphering groups’ verbal, written and physical communications code as well as detailed listings of inter-group affiliations and historic dates that law enforcement must remain aware of as potential catalysts for increased violence and other dangerous activity.
Filled with helpful charts, lists and illustrations, Gangs, Outlaw Bikers, Organized Crime & Extremists offers current, comprehensive information on some of the most dangerous individuals officers may ever face.
Gangs, Outlaw Bikers, Organized Crime & Extremists: Who They Are, How They Work and the Threat They Pose ($24.95, 244 pgs., Softcover, 6 x 9, ISBN: 978-1-60885-035-8) is available directly from Looseleaf Law Publications by calling (800) 647-5547 or online by visiting the Looseleaf Law Web site at: www.looseleaflaw.com.