Into The Abyss:
A Personal Journey into the World of Street Gangs

by Mike Carlie, Ph.D.        
Michael K. Carlie
Continually updated.

~ Table of Contents ~
Home | Foreword | Preface | Orientation

What I Learned | Conclusions
End Note |
| Appendix
Site Map / Contents
| New Research

Up-To-Date Gang-Related News


Newest Research on Gangs

Newest Research on Gangs: The Eurogang Project is a comprehensive international research organization consisting of researchers from many European nations and the United States. Their most recent publication is The Eurogang Program Manual: Background, development, and use of the Eurogang instruments in multi-site, multi-method comparative research. Thanks to Sarah Brown, one of my outstanding students, you can read an introduction to the Eurogang Project and find a link to the organization's homepage.

Two of my academic department's graduate assistants have prepared up-to-date lists of all gang research. Eric Deatherage prepared a list of all gang-related publications from January, 2001, through June, 2003 and Nicole Celeste created a list of all gang-related articles published from June of 2003 through March of 2006. Gang-related articles published between April, 2006, and December 2007.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) recently announced the availability of the following
evaluation reports of five OJJDP-funded gang programs.

"Evaluation of the Bloomington-Normal Comprehensive Gang Program" (NCJ 209186) is available at

"Evaluation of the Mesa Gang Intervention Program (MGIP)" (NCJ 209187) is available at

"Evaluation of the Riverside Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach to Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression" (NCJ 209188) is available at

"Evaluation of the San Antonio Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach to Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression Program" (NCJ 209189) is available at

"Evaluation of the Tucson Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach to Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression Program" (NCJ 209190) is available at

Photocopies of the above reports are available from
NCJRS at a cost of $15 by calling, toll free, 800-851-3420.
They ask that you use the document number when ordering.

You can learn about the meaning of gang codes and other aspects of the gang phenomenon at Gang Codes (from Gary S. Klivans).

The National Youth Gang Center (NYGC) offers a number of excellent online publications.

2009 National Gang Threat Assessment: the latest National Alliance of Gang Investigator Associations' (NAGIA) excellent overview of the gang situation.

The June 2005 publication entitled "Highlights of the 2002-2003 National Youth Gang Survey" is available on line.

If you'd like to read abstracts for any of the Criminal Justice Abstract citations, please go to that publication. Most university and other scholarly libraries have a subscription to Criminal Justice Abstracts.

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) has a continuously-updated list of the most recent research it has funded. The NCJRS also provides links to a much wider online library of reference and research materials on all matters of crime.

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