Softback: 264 pages
Gang Intelligence Manual: Identifying And Understanding Modern-Day Violent Gangs In The United States
by Bill Valentine
If you deal with Gangs at all from the patrol to investigative fields, this is your book. Gangs are influencing every aspect of society including the military…that’s why the Navy’s NCIS used this book as a reference!
It is highly informative and will give you the necessary training to start you out in this field and keep you going. This manual should be purchased and read by patrol officers up to senior supervisors. Like that saying goes, the more you know the more you grow (and stay alive to beat the bad guys).
The author of this book is a former Correctional Officer. He served as his prison’s gang intelligence officer so he provides plenty of first-hand expertise. This book really goes into depth with respect to revealing the gang world. Methods of recruitment, training, and how gangs make their money in and out of prison are all covered. A very good read if you’re really serious about learning and understanding the “gang life.”