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

~ Resources for Into the Abyss ~



Newest Research
A complete list of gang-related articles and books published from January, 2001, through December, 2007.
  Glossary of Terms  
A new, current and interactive abstracted bibliography
has been added with links for:

Motorcycle Gangs, Hate/Ideological Gangs, Drug Cartels, Organized Crime Gangs,
Gangs in the Military, Female Gangs, Prison Gangs, Yakuza, Satanic/Cult Gangs

How to Search on the Internet
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~ Additional Resources ~

The National Gang Center

Part 1: Bibliographies on Gangs
  Youth Gang Bibliography, by James C. Howell, Ph.D., National Youth Gang Center, February 2001
Gangs: A Bibliography (last updated in 2000)
Bibliography on Gang Culture (from
Criminal Justice Resources: Gangs (Michigan State University Libraries)
Selected Annotated Bibliography: Evaluations of Gang Intervention Programs
Part 2: Dictionaries on Gangs
  The Rap Dictionary
Rapper Lyrics
Walker's Gang Slang
Part 3: Gangs on the Internet
  Studying Gangs On-Line Gangs
Search Newspapers for Gang-Related Material
Gangs in Other Countries, The EuroGang Project
Publishers/Agencies to Contact for Publications on Youth Violence/Gangs

Gang Codes (from Gary S. Klivans)
Part 4: Information on Drugs

Glossary of Drugs
All About Street Drugs
The National Institute on Drug Abuse

Part 5: Other Kinds of Gangs

  Ideological and Hate Gangs
Motorcycle Gangs
Mexican Mafia
Asian Triads
Part 6: Teaching About Gangs

Online Courses about Gangs for Teachers
Teaching About Gangs: A Resource for Teachers

Part 7: About Juveniles and Delinquency

Subscribe to Youth Today (click to learn more about this publication)
Data and articles about Juveniles in the United States
Calendar of Conferences and Other Events
The Future of Children

Part 8: Online Solutions to the Gang Situation

  Web-Based Materials on Reducing Gang Activity and Crime Prevention Programs
Part 9: Grants and Funding and Other Resources
  Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Grant Writing: A Best Practice Guide
Developing and Writing Grant Proposals
Grant and Funding Opportunities

Gang Resources
Funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Part 10: Gang Research on the Internet
  Gang Research Online (U. of Illinois at Chicago)
National Gang Crime Research Center

Know Gangs
Part 11: Police Gang Investigator Associations

California Gang Investigator's Association
East Coast Gang Investigator's Association
Florida Gang Investigator's Association
Great Lakes International Gang Investigator's Coalition
International Latino Gang Investigator's Association
Midwest Gang Investigator's Association
Mid Atlantic Regional Gang Investigator's Network (MARGIN)
National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations (NAGIA)
National Major Gang Task Force
Nevada Gang Investigator's Association
North Carolina Gang Investigator's Association
Northern California Gang Investigator's Association

Northwest Gang Investigator's Association
(Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana)
Oklahoma Gang Investigator's Association
Quad State Rural Enforcement Task Force (Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota)
Regional Information Sharing System (US Department of Justice)
Southeastern Connecticut Gang Activities Group

Tennessee Gang Investigator's Association
Texas Gang Investigator's Association
Virginia Gang Investigator's Association

Part 12: Miscellaneous

  Gang Codes (from Gary S. Klivans)
Gang-Themed Movies
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (now called the Child Welfare Information Gateway)
Kinds of Gangs and Gang Members
( scroll down to "Glossary")


2002 Michael K. Carlie
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the author and copyright holder - Michael K. Carlie.