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

by Mike Carlie, Ph.D.        
© 2002
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

Bibliography of Gang-Related Literature
2008 through April, 2010

My thanks to Ms Samantha Nickels, M.S. in Criminology (Missouri State University) for her diligence and thoroughness in compiling the following bibliography.

Antrobus, A., “Dying to Belong: an In-depth Review of Street Gangs in Britain,” Centre for Social Justice, Feb. 2009.

Berry-Dee, C., Gangland UK: The Inside Story of Britain's Most Evil Gangsters, John Blake Publications, Feb. 2010.

Bjerregaard, B., “Gang Membership and Drug Involvement: Untangling the Complex Relationship,” Crime and Delinquency, Jan. 2010, Vol. 56, p.3-34.

Blatchford, C., The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and Redemption of "Boxer" Enriquez, a Mexican Mob Killer, HarperCollins Publishers, Sep. 2009.

Braga, A., G. Pierce, J. McDevitt, B. Bond, and S. Cronin, “The Strategic Prevention of Gun Violence among Gang-Involved Offenders,” Justice Quarterly, March 2008, Vol. 25, p. 132–162.

Brand, A., “Gangs at the Grassroots: Community solutions to street Violence,” New Local Government Network, July 2008.

Brotherton, D., “Beyond Social Reproduction: Bringing Resistance back in Gang Theory,” Theoretical Criminology, Feb. 2008, Vol. 12, p. 55–77.

Brouillette, F., and M. Randazzo, Mr. New Orleans: The Life of a Big Easy Underworld Legend,  Phoenix Books, Inc., Feb. 2010.

Carlo, P., Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss, HarperCollins Publishers, June 2009.

Cahill, M. et al., “Community Collaboratives Addressing Youth Gangs: Interim findings from the Gang Reduction Program,” Washington, DC: Urban Institute, May 2008.

Chastanet, F., Cholo Writing: Latino Gang Graffiti in Los Angeles, Dokument Forlag, Nov. 2009.

Chepesiuk, R., Gangsters of Miami: True Tales of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hit Men, Con Men and Gang Bangers from the Magic City, Barricade Books, Inc., Nov. 2009.

Chepesiuk, R., Gangsters of Harlem, Barricade Books, Inc., March 2010.

Clarkson, W., Gang Wars of London: How the Streets of the Capital Became a Battleground, John Blake Publishing, April 2010.

Crown Prosecution Service, “Good Practice Guide to Prosecuting Complex Gun and Gang Related Crime,” Crown Prosecution Services, Sep. 2008.

Davis, A. and M. Birnbaum,” Bill Helps Middle Schools, Police Share More Gang Information,” The Washington Post, Feb. 2010.

Dawson, P., “Monitoring Data from the Tackling Gangs Action Programme,” Home Office, May 2008.

Decker, S., C. Katz, and V. Webb, “Understanding the Black Box of Gang Organization: Implications for Involvement in violent Crime, Drug Sales, and violent Victimization,” Crime and Delinquency, Jan. 2008, Vol. 54, p. 153–172.

Decker, S., F. Gemert, and D. Pyrooz, “Gangs, Migration, and Crime: The Changing Landscape in Europe and the USA,” Journal of International Migration & Integration, Oct. 2009, Vol. 10, p. 393-408

Deitche, S., Balls: The Life of Eddie Trascher, Gentleman Gangster, Barricade Books, Inc., June 2009.

Department of Children Schools, and Families (DCSF), “Safeguarding Children and Young People who may be Affected by Gang Activity,” DCSF, June 2009.

Dobyns, J., and N. Shelton, No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels, Crown Publishing Group, Feb. 2010.

Downey, P., Gangster City: The History of the New York Underworld 1900-1935, Barricade Books, Inc., Nov. 2009.

Eig, J., Get Capone! : The Secret Plot That Captured America's Most Wanted Gangster, Tantor Media, Inc., April 2010.

Egley, A., and C. O'Donnell, “Highlights of the 2005 National Youth Gang Survey,” U.S. Department of

Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, July 2008.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), “The MS-13 Threat: A National Assessment,” FBI Website:,Jan. 2008.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), “The Gang Threat: Get Educated,” FBI Website:, Feb. 2009.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), “A Courageous Victim: Taking Stand against MS-13,” FBI Website:, May 2009.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), “United against MS-13: Our Central American Partnerships,” FBI Website:, Nov. 2009.

Ferrara, E., and R. Hollander, A Guide to Gangsters, Murderers and Weirdos of New York City's Lower East Side, The History Press, July 2009.

Folsom, T., The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld, Weinstein Books, May 2009.

Forest, C., Gangs and Gangsters: Stories of Public Enemies, Coughlan Publishing, Jan. 2010.

Franco, C., “MS-13 and 18th Street Gangs: Emerging Transnational Gang Threats?,” Congressional Research Service, Jan. 2008.

Garland, S., Gangs in Garden City: How Immigration, Segregation, and Youth Violence are Changing America's Suburbs, Nation Books, June 2009.

Garot, R., Who You Claim: Performing Gang Identity in School and on the Streets, New York University Press, Feb. 2010.

Goldson, B., Youth in Crisis? : 'Gangs', Territorality and Violence, Willan Publishing, May 2010.

Hagedorn, J., and M. Davis, A World of Gangs: Armed Young Men and Gangsta Culture, University of

Minnesota Press, May 2009.

Harmon, S., Mafia Son: The Scarpa Mob Family, the FBI, and a Story of Betrayal, St. Martin's Press, May 2010.

Hendley, N., American Gangsters, Then and Now: An Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO, Inc., Dec. 2009.

Howell, J., “Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Delinquency: A Comprehensive Framework,” Sage Publications, June 2008, Vol. 35, p. 696-709.

Howell, J. and D. Curry, “Mobilizing Communities to Address Gang Problems,” OJJDP, Jan. 2009.

Jones, G., and d. Rodgers, Youth Violence in Latin America: Gangs and Juvenile Justice in Perspective, Palgrave Macmillan, Oct. 2009.

Jütersonke, O., R. Muggah, and D. Rodgers, “Youth Gangs in an English City: Social Exclusion, Drugs and Violence,” Sage Publications, Jan. 2008, Vol. 40, p. 373-397.

Kestin, H., The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats, Dzanc Books, Nov. 2009.

Kissner, J. and D. Pyrooz, “Self-control, Differential Association, and Gang Membership: A Theoretical and Empirical Extension of the Literature,” Journal of Criminal Justice, Sep. 2009, Vol. 37, p. 478 - 487.

Klien, M., E. Weitekamp, C. Maxson, and H. Kerner, The Eurogang Paradox, Springer-Verlag New York, LLC, Dec. 2009.

Kakar, S., “Gang Affiliation and Negative Perceptions About Authority, Law Enforcement, and Laws: Is Gang Affiliation a Precursor to Becoming a Threat to Homeland Security and Terrorism?,” Journal of Gang Research, Summer 2008, Vol. 15, pp. 65-76.

Langton, J., Biker: Inside the Notorious World of an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang, Wiley, John & Sons, Inc., Oct. 2009.

Leslie, D., The Gangster's Wife: An Empire Built On Cards, Mainstream Publishing Company, April 2009.

Marcovitz, H., Gangs, ABDO Publishing Company, Jan. 2010.

McNealy, T., The Doan Gang: The Remarkable History of America's Most Notorious Loyalist Outlaws, Westholme Publishing, May 2010.

National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC), “NGCRC 11th International Gang Specialist Training Conference 2008: The Curriculum and Course Offerings,” Journal of Gang Research, Spring 2008, Vol. 15, pp. 18-68.

National Gang Intelligence Center, “National Gang Threat Assessment 2009,” NGIC, Jan. 2009.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), “NSPCC Response to Safeguarding Young People in Gangs,” NSPCC, June 2009.

Newman, G., “Members of Plant City Gang that Targeted Migrants Sentenced to Prison,” The Tampa Tribune,” Feb. 2010.

Newton, M., Mr. Mob: The Life and Crimes of Moe Dalitz, McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, April 2009.

Nichols, D., and K. Peterson, One Percenter: The Legend of the Outlaw Biker, MBI Publishing Company, May 2010.

Parks, G., M. Morial, and J. Malveaux, Black Greek-letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century: Our Fight Has Just Begun, University Press of Kentucky, June 2008.

Improvement and Development Agency, “Tackling Guns and Gangs: Solving the Problem,” Improvement and Development Agency, April 2008.

Improvement and Development Agency, “Brining Hope: Dealing with Guns, Drugs, Knives and Gangs in Birmingham,” Improvement and Development Agency, Feb. 2008.

Jones, G., and D. Rodgers, Youth Violence in Latin America: Gangs and Juvenile Justice in Perspective (Studies of the Americas), Palgrave Macmillan Publishing, Oct. 2009.

Johnson, A., “Extending our Reach: A Comprehensive Approach to Tackling serious Organised Crime,” Home Office, July 2009.

Lucas, F., and A. King, Original Gangster: The Real Life Story of One of America's Most Notorious Drug Lords, St. Martin's Press, and June 2010.

Moore, D., and D. Yeazell, Lady in the Hood, Creation House, Aug. 2008.

Reeve, A., The Social Gangster, General Books LLC, Dec. 2009.

Robson, P., “Gang Injunctions: Policy for Equality Impact Assessment,” Home Office, Aug. 2009.

Scott, M., Lords of Kilbourn, Wasteland Press, June 2008.

Shakur, S., T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E., Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Aug. 2009.

Smith, J., “Tackling Gangs: a Practical Guide for Local Authorities, CDRPs and Other Local Partners,” Home Office, May 2008.

Sullivan, J., “Transnational Gangs: The Impact of Third Generation Gangs in Central America,” Air and Space Power Journal, July 2008.

Tendo, S., Yakuza Moon: Memoirs of a Gangster's Daughter, Kodansha International, April 2009.

U.S. Department of Justice, “Gang Prosecution Manual,” OJJDP, July 2009.

Varriale, J., “Female Gang Members and Desistance: Pregnancy as a Possible Exit Strategy?,” Journal of Gang Research, Summer 2008, Vol. 15, pp. 35-64)

Ward, D., Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, University of California Press, May 2010.

Warner, G., “Police Officer Attacks the ‘Merits’ of Gangs,” The Buffalo News, Feb. 2010.

Williams, C., and J. Gawthrop, The Rough Guide to Berlin 8, Rough Guides, March 2008.

Winstead, S., The Preachers Son- But The Streets Turned Me Into A Gangster, True Life Publishing, Nov. 2009.

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