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SERAPH Board Member Robert Brzenchek Releases National Gang Book

 

Robert Brzenchek a Board Member of SERAPH has a new book release.

His book, The Gang Life: Laugh Now Cry Later – Suppression and Prevention, was recognized as a top nonfiction book by the law enforcement community as a book that would also appeal to reluctant readers. Nationwide gang prevention specialists have called it a “stirring on-the-scenes account,” saying “Action photos and personal narratives make this book stay on readers’ minds long past the final page.”

Features

  • Presents a holistic approach from theory to practice
  • Written to serve as preparation for gang investigation certification

GANGS Grow in Suburban Schools – Parents’ Guide to Gangs

Gangs Suburban Schools SERAPH

Gangs Suburban Schools SERAPH

 

The US Department of Justice has released a report that states the growth of criminal gangs is increasing in all socioeconomic areas of the country. The National Youth Gang Survey Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

 

Key Points

  • There were an estimated 28,100 gangs and 731,000 gang members throughout 3,500 jurisdictions nationwide.
  • The prevalence rate of gang activity increased to 34.5 percent from 32.4 percent in 2008.
  • Larger cities and suburban counties accounted for more than 96 percent of all gang homicides.