Law Links

Gang Related
Overview of state
& local laws
on Gangs

Terrorism Laws used
against US gangs!

Chicago's Gang Loitering
: The ordinance,
the history, and critique

HR 1279 - Gang
Deterrance and Community ProtectionAct of 2005
Protection or threat
to democracy?

Web Cites for Federal Defenders

Jose Padilla

Gangs &
The Media

Social Movements & Resistance


Watch Lord Thing. Movie made by the CVL in the 1960s and shown at Cannes.
This film is reproduced for educational purposes only.



Web Seminars on Gangs

Female Gangs - Are girl gangs as violent as boys?
Official Statistics - Could official statistics lie?

Definition of Gangs - How the definition of Gangs has changed over the years.
Stereotypes - What are some of the most common mistaken ideas about gangs?
Policy and Research


Official Sources

A Justice Department study found that in 2004-2005, one thousand inmates per week were added to US jails and prisons.

The Sentencing Project, an advocacy group, reports that the U.S. incarceration rate in 2004 was the highest in the world, at 724 per 100,000 population. Second was Russia, at 532 per 100,000.

Gangs in the US Army

Homeland Security joins the fight against gangs