Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

Several informative books on Chicago gangs can be found at:

http://www.ngcrc.com/ngcrc/page4.htm

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Gangs are active on many fronts, each of which has different levels of gang involvement and needs different approaches for successful crime and violence reduction. Gangs are active on the streets, in the prisons, and in schools. They have infiltrated politics and criminal justice fields. This report discusses all of these areas. It’s the latest book on Chicago’s gangs.  Loaded with information. Find it at:

https://www.chicagocrimecommission.org/ItemParent.aspx?id=14

This is a great website for those who want to know more about the gang lifestyle and how to resist it as an individual and as a community. The site is based in the Washington DC/Virginia area but has links that are valuable to those confronted by the gang culture nationwide. For more information go to :

http://hidtagangs.org/

This site will also allow you to get a free download of Henry Pachero’s book  Gangs 101: Understanding the Culture of Youth Violence. Here is the link:

http://hidtagangs.org/Downloads/Prevention/Gangs%20101%20-%20Understanding%20the%20Culture%20of%20Youth%20Violence.pdf

If you want to find out what Gangbangers are talking about, go to Hoodup.com and sign up for an account. Lots of bragging, history, and information (along with a fair amount of misinformation), but its interesting, to say the least.  Caution: This site might be a little raw for some of you!

For those interested in the history of gang life in Chicago, this UIC organization provides a first stop for information and reflection.

http://www.uic.edu/orgs/kbc/ganghistory/ghleaflet.html

Website by Lisa Taylor-Austin who is a gang expert witness, psychotherapist and trainer on the topic of street gangs. Find out more at:

http://www.gangcolors.com/?page_id=3

The Coroner’s Report is a very good website that aims to provide information and resources on gang intervention and prevention. More information can be found at:

http://www.gangwar.com/

If you’re a parent you might want to read his Parent Resource Guide:

http://www.gangwar.com/parent1.htm

Hey all.  I’ve noticed from the searches that are filed on Gang Life Chicago (ganglifechicago.com) that many of you have questions about things for which there are no posts to supply an answer. I’m going to try something new and create a page that will be a bit of a research tool. I hope it will help me as much as I hope it will help you. The page is found at the top of the this website and labeled “Your Questions.” So, if you have a question you want an answer to, please ask the question and I’ll try to find an answer for you. It may take some time because I have a full-time job and a family that need attention too. So, be patient, but don’t hesitate to ask Your Questions on this page. I’ll see what I can do to get you an answer. If you happen to see a question posed by someone else that you can answer, by all means, help me out and answer that question. This is an experiment, but let’s see if it works, OK?

Bring on the questions!

This is a shout out to the Orchestra Albany. I’ve been up in your hood a few times in the past weeks. Would like to meet up sometime. God has you on his mind. You can e-mail me at rlg2@uchicago or call at 773.294.8849.

Findings From the Evaluation of OJJDP’s Gang Reduction Program can be found at:

http://www.ojjdp.gov/publications/PubAbstract.asp?pubi=252138

  Gangs 101: Understanding the Culture of Youth Violence

by Henry Pachero

This is a new publication designed to help the service provider gain a better understanding of the gang culture they are facing and suggests ways of being more effectual in their outreach to those who make up the gang culture. Written by a long-time gang specialist, this publications is both insightful and readable.  Henry Pachero provides us who are on the front lines with an eminently useful resource. Download the publication at:

http://gangs.umd.edu/Downloads/Prevention/Gangs%20101%20-%20Understanding%20the%20Culture%20of%20Youth%20Violence.pdf

Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs

 http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/231116.pdf

Towards an understanding of the Gang Mentality:

http://www.youtube.com/user/huk730

Lots of information:

http://www.gangresearch.net/

A useful tool for rearch into Chicago gangs:

http://gangresearch.pbworks.com/