Long before international terrorists threatened our borders, local gang members terrorized community streets. Today, street gangs continue to destroy neighborhoods and keep citizens held hostage in their homes. Gang Investigations: A Street Cop’s Guide provides a step-by-step guide to gang identification, arrest, search and seizure, prosecution, and other programs that have been used successfully by criminal justice agencies nationwide. Anti-gang strategies are discussed along with the results of their implementation.
This guide will better prepare every police officer and detective to deal with the modern street gang. With Watkins’ and Ashby’s knowledge, departments and officers can develop better strategies to curb gang violence and the fear of street terrorists.
Gang Investigations: A Street Cop’s Guide is a “street bible” that answers all the questions an officer might have about a gang investigation. This book covers proven investigation techniques for solving gang-related crimes. It is based on California's “street terrorism” anti-gang laws, which have been adopted by 26 other states. This book will train officers in how to best use those laws and help them successfully solve and prosecute more cases.
Included in this guide are vital resources for creating and running a successful anti-gang division including:
Field Interview Card
Gang Recognition and Definition Cards
Notice of Determination