Encyclopedia of Gangs

Encyclopedia of Gangs

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Examines gangs throughout the United States in over eighty entries covering topics such as history, the wide range of communities where gangs form, and their increasingly complex lifestyle.... rapper; Shawn Carter, aka Jay-Z, earned his fortune owning Roc-a-Fella Enterprises; Jennifer Lopez is a singer, actress, and co-owner of Sweetface Fashion; ... Disenfranchised individuals used local power by any means necessary, through gang affiliation and money from illegal means, such as pandering and drug sales, to loans from individuals within the community who saw promise ... From Doo Wop to Hip Hop: The Bittersweet Odyssey of African- Americans in the South Bronx.

Title:Encyclopedia of Gangs
Author:Louis Kontos, David Brotherton
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2008


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