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Can anyone suggest some very good books on gangs and gang warfare/practices?

I'm particularly interested in South/Central American gangs and also those operating in the States. Although saying that any good factual book on gangs anywhere would be useful.

Info needed for a future project and all suggestions gratefully received.

Many thanks!

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lapinenoireuk
Aug. 16th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
Not suprisingly .... I may be able to help you {grin}

I'll have a look.
oldson
Aug. 17th, 2005 11:43 am (UTC)
I can suggest a number of books, but most of them have been either damped down or sensationalised as the mood of the writer took them. The best source for this sort of thing is the police reports on the incidents in questions, I'll take a dig through. What sort of things are you looking at, because otherwise the search will turn up way too many results.

What's the project?
failing_angel
Aug. 17th, 2005 01:49 pm (UTC)
Gangs of New York - originally published in 1920's(?)
Not a bad little history, more a case of chronology and history though.

Sadly, yes it did inspire the film, but don't let that put you off.
angusabranson
Aug. 17th, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
I actually enjoyed the film, but I guess the less said about that the better :p

I saw a copy of the book in a Waterstones a few months ago but refrained from buying it because it was pretty battered. Will order a copy for myself (and hope it arrives in slightly less battered state). Thanks for the tip!
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