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This Aspatore legal title provides an insider's perspective on gang crimes, investigations, and trials. Featuring experienced law enforcement officials from around the country, this book guides the reader through today's gang culture and evaluates how recent trends and changing laws are impacting gang-related crimes. From understanding gang structures and working with informants to collecting evidence and conducting interviews, these authors reveal proactive strategies for handling gang crime investigations. With a focus on targeting and dismantling local gangs, they also discuss assembling a gang crime unit, operating within a multijurisdictional task force, and using technology and social media to gather evidence.