Gangs and Terrorism
In light of the case of a Chicago gang member (Jose Padilla) being discovered as an operative of the al-Qaida terrorist organization, the National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC) is providing additional reference material for public view at this time. Additional information is available to law enforcement agencies on the same topic but is not ready for public release at this time. Additional research along these lines is currently underway by the NGCRC as well. If you want to know how you can help, write to us: NGCRC, PO Box 990, Peotone, IL 60468-0990.
Below are six (6) useful readings/resources that deal with the terrorist/gang connection. These materials are copyrighted by the National Gang Crime Research Center. These materials cannot be reprinted or distributed in any form without the written permission of the National Gang Crime Research Center.
1. The Fall 2001 Special Edition of the Journal of Gang Research focused on Gangs and Terrorism, one of the special articles was entitled "Bomb and Arson Crimes Among American Gang Members: A Behavioral Science Profile", click here to read this article.
2. The Fall 2001 Special Edition of the Journal of Gang Research focused on Gangs and Terrorism, a featured article was entitled "Methamphematime Use and Sales Among Gang Members: The Cross-Over Effect", click here to read this article.
3. The Fall 2001 Special Edition of the Journal of Gang Research focused on Gangs and Terrorism, it included an updated Gang Profile of the Black P. Stone Nation (BPSN), the gang whose leader Jeff Fort tried to do contract terrorism work for Libya, click here to read this updated gang profile analysis.
4. The 2005 Summer Training Conference being held August 10-12, 2005 in Chicago features a number of training sessions on counter-terrorism; click here to review the full 2005 Conference Program.
5. What potential terrorist threats are posed by American gang members, are gang members a problem in the ranks of the U.S. Military? To learn more about this issue, read one of the 30+ selections from AN INTRODUCTION TO GANGS (2000), click here to read this insightful report.
6. Do gang members get their hands on military weapons? The NGCRC did a special national research project on the issue of gangs and guns, click here to read this research report.
Be sure to see the new Corrections Survey Research on Gangs/STG's as well at the main index page below.
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