Under And Alone

Author : William Queen
ISBN : 9780812969528
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 29.41 MB
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A veteran ATF agent describes his remarkably successful two-and-a-half-year stint as an undercover agent with the Mongols, a violent outlaw motorcycle gang, a time during he which he not only became a full member of the gang but also rose to the position of treasurer, documenting their violent crimes and offering profiles of individual gang members. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Biker Gangs And Transnational Organized Crime

Author : Thomas Barker
ISBN : 9781317524113
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 85.75 MB
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This book examines the reported criminal behavior of the entire spectrum of 1% biker clubs and members. It identifies the clubs whose members have been involved in criminal behavior and classifies their behaviors as individual, group, or club- sponsored/condoned behavior. While other books examine the criminal exploits of one or more of what are called the ""Big Five"" biker clubs because of their size and sophistication, or the sensational crimes of lesser known 1% biker clubs or club members, this book pays attention to the criminal activities of individuals, groups and chapters of other clu.
Category: Political Science

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs As Organized Crime Groups

Author : Thomas Barker
ISBN : 9783319074313
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 27.4 MB
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​​This brief covers the unique crime group of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs are adult criminal associations composed of “bikers” living a deviant lifestyle that includes individual, group, and club criminal behavior. These groups are sometimes called one percenters, due to the American Motorcycle Association statement that ninety-nine percent of motorcyclists are law abiding citizens. While many may be familiar with the reputation of the Hells' Angels, many may not realize the wide network of other Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs or the extent of their involvement in criminal activities. The brief includes a breakdown of the criminal networks and activities of these groups, which operate similarly to an organized crime group. It also covers the evolution of motorcycle clubs to motorcycle gangs. It examines the recent trend of American-based motorcycle gangs into international organized crime activities. This book will be of interest to researcher studying criminology, particularly organized crime and criminal networks, as well as international and comparative law and public policy.​
Category: Social Science

Street Style In America An Exploration

Author : Jennifer Grayer Moore
ISBN : 9781440844621
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 90.89 MB
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A comprehensive resource that will prove invaluable to fashion historians, this book presents a detailed exploration of the breadth of visually arresting, consumer-driven styles that have emerged in America since the 20th century. • Offers thorough investigations of American street styles from the early 20th century to the present day • Provides theoretical perspectives on the shifts in American culture that created the social context in which American street styles emerged • Enables readers to perceive the connections between consumer-driven street styles to the fashion industry and to American culture at large
Category: Performing Arts

Hunter S Thompson

Author : Kevin T. McEneaney
ISBN : 9781442266216
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 21.82 MB
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A decade after Hunter S. Thompson’s death, his books—including Hell’s Angels, The Curse of Lono, The Great Shark Hunt, and Rum Diary—continue to sell thousands of copies each year, and previously unpublished manuscripts of his still surface for publication. While Thompson never claimed to be a great writer, he did invent a new literary style—“gonzo”—that has been widely influential on both literature and journalism. Though Thompson and his work engendered a significant—even rabid—following, relatively little analysis has been published about his writing. In Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo, Kevin T. McEneaney examines the intellectual background of this American original, providing biographical details and placing Thompson within a larger social and historical context. A significant portion of this book is devoted to the creation, reception, and legacy of his most important works, particularly Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In addition to discussing influences on Thompson's work—including Homer, Nietzsche, Spengler, Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Kerouac, and others—as well as the writers Thompson influenced, McEneaney also explains the literary origins of gonzo. With new biographical information about Thompson and an examination of his writing techniques, this book provides readers with a better understanding of the journalist and novelist. A look beyond the larger-than-life public persona, Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo will be of great interest to fans of Thompson’s work as well as to those wanting to know more about gonzo journalism and literature.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Life Stories

Author : Maureen O'Connor
ISBN : 9781591585275
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 23.54 MB
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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Youth Gangs In American Society

Author : Randall G. Shelden
ISBN : 9781285414591
Genre : Education
File Size : 27.61 MB
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This comprehensive and widely respected survey of the literature on gangs and gang activities in America includes theoretical perspectives on why gangs exist, gang typologies, descriptions of gang activities, and various intervention strategies for dealing with gangs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

Criminal Justice In Action

Author : Larry Gaines
ISBN : 9780495093428
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 66.37 MB
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Vivid, visual, current, and featuring the newest CJ careers--every chapter of this text is a multimedia-linked study center! This best-selling text offers students a clear and practical overview of the criminal justice system by combining cutting-edge research with accessible discussions of theory and up-to-the-minute examples of policy and application from today’s news. Gaines and Miller take an applied approach that is visible in their coverage of contemporary topics, such as cyber crime and terrorism, their concentration on careers, and their expansive integration of technology. Also, Criminal Justice in Action can be packaged with interactive learning aids such as the new Criminal JusticeNowTM--a Web-based, intelligent study system and JoinInTM content for Response Systems tailored to the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Careers In Undercover Gang Investigation

Author : Jason Porterfield
ISBN : 9781477717158
Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
File Size : 24.32 MB
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Work as an undercover gang investigator is not for everyone. This career guide is for those young people who feel they have the physical and mental toughness and resourcefulness to work in this most difficult of fields. In addition to explaining exactly what personality type is needed and what sorts of physical, emotional, and psychological skills are required, this guide also discusses the most effective pathways to a career in undercover law enforcement, the necessary coursework, two- and four-year degree programs, training, police work, and the networking necessary to break into the undercover ranks at the local, state, or federal level. This career resource meets Common Core standards for career preparedness and work readiness content.
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

The Readers Advisory Guide To Nonfiction

Author : Neal Wyatt
ISBN : 0838909361
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 30.10 MB
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With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines