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School Vandalism

October 1, 2007

While such acts are rarely reported in the media, one in three schools has reported acts of vandalism each year. In 1990 more than $600 million in damage to school property was caused by vandals. By understanding the nuances of vandalistic acts, patrol officers can develop specialized responses to help minimize future attacks.

Gangs? Not In My Town

June 1, 2002

Gangs exist everywhere in this country. Although we might like to think we are immune, no community should give in to this belief.

How a Group Becomes a Gang

January 1, 2002

Gangs can develop from seemingly harmless groups of friends into hardened criminals who may not be obvious as gangbangers.

Interpreting That Writing On the Wall

April 1, 1998

Graffiti continues to be used as a written form of communication between street ganges. An observant patrol officer, police investigator, probation/parole officer, school teacher and gang member can read graffiti and collect valuable information about past, current and future gang activities.

American Graffiti Revisited

March 1, 1998

Today, tagging has become an international issue and taggers can be found worldwide.  From a law enforcement perspective, it is difficult, at best, to monitor and track all of the individual taggers and tag crews.

Nations at War Within Windy City Limits

November 1, 1996

These Chicago-­based gangs follow strict dress codes and use body language as a nonverbal form of communication. A gang member can simply cross his arms to "announce" his gang affiliation.

Decoding the Secret Messages on the Wall

April 1, 1996

Obviously, not all graffiti is gang graf­fiti. But once you are able to decipher their source and secret mes­sages, graffiti becomes a useful source of information.

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