Sunday, January 4, 2009

Gangs in San Quentin

A short look at gangs and prison hierarchy:

Criminologists have been studying gangs and their contribution to crime since the early 20th century; one of the classics in the field is Frederic Thrasher's The Gang. For an updated discussion of gangs, I recommend seeking Malcolm Klein and Cheryl Maxson's recent Street Gang Patterns and Policies.

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