A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales

A Field Guide to Reptiles of New South Wales

The Rise of Street Gangs

An explosive book on how street gangs are growing and how they work from the inside

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By Brett Stevens
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 256
Book Size 235 x 155 x 15 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 15 Sep 2022
Subject Classification Social services & welfare, criminology / Crime & criminology

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The Rise of Street Gangs gives a unique first-hand account of the rise of gang culture across the world, where drive-by shootings and communities under siege have become the new norm.

The book not only covers street gangs but the characters of the gangs and their current revolution and outlook and how these gangs are on the rise around the world.

The Rise of Street Gangs looks at gangs in the United States, Mexico, Native American Reservation, the slums of Manilla in the Phillipines, South Africa, Australia and the role of gangs during the Black Lives Matter protests.

Brett Stevens

Brett Stevens joined the NSW Police Force in 1982 where he served for 13 years. During this period, he worked at some of the toughest areas, such as King’s Cross, the red-light precinct of Sydney and various patrol, drug and tactical units. From 1989 to the mid-1990s he moonlighted as a freelance photojournalist. Possessing a keen interest in law enforcement, Brett studied crime and tactics across the USA, interviewing hundreds of cops and published their stories in the international magazine market. A reservist in the Australian Army, he now works as a consultant in the field of risk and emergency management for a multi-national organisation.