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An IWC Media production in association with Thirteen/WNET New York. “18 with a Bullet” © 2006 IWC Media and Educational Broadcasting Corporation; Additional material © 2008 Educational Broadcasting Corporation. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/18-with-a-bullet/gang-violence-around-the-world/1392/
This report highlights the elite Yakuza Japanese gang that goes back centuries. This excerpt from the book “Tokyo Vice by an American reporter is crucial because it goes into details about a gang that is usually shrouded in secrets only known to members. This report gives information and insight into the mind of a Yakuza.
Adelstein, Jake. “Tokyo Vice”. Pantheon; 1 edition (October 13, 2009) http://www.foreignpolicy.com/files/fp_uploaded_images/bury_me_in_a_shallow_grave.pdf
There are gangs who commit crimes, and there are gangs who commit organized crimes. The mafias of the world are not really considered gangs by many. Of course, the line between a street gang and a more highly organized criminal syndicate can be blurry — sometimes street gangs, prison gangs, and mafia-like organizations engage in a degree of cooperation; but the mafia is considered a gang.
Policy, Foreign. “The List: The World’s Most Powerful Crime Syndicates”. Foreign Policy ( May 21, 2007). http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2007/05/20/the_list_the_worlds_most_powerful_crime_syndicates
There are many gangs in the world, some that are very famous like the MS-13 or the L.A. Crips, but there are some that others have not heard of. In this link it details many powerful gangs of the world, especially in the Asian countries such as Taiwan.
Policy, Foreign. “The List: The World’s Most Dangerous Gangs”. Foreign Policy ( May 8, 2008). http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2008/05/07/the_list_the_worlds_most_dangerous_gangs
This Is For The Mara Salvatrucha
This Is For The Mara Salvatrucha is the first non-fiction narrative about the MS-13. It tells the story of Brenda Paz, a young street gang member who betrayed her gang and became an informant, revealing a previously unknown threat across America.
Logan, Samuel. “This Is For The Mara Salvatrucha.” http://www.thisisforthemarasalvatrucha.com/index.html