book, The Gang Book 2006
30 June 2006
"The Chicago Crime Commission’s Gang Book publication is an acclaimed compilation of current gang trends. The Gang Book is used as a tool to assist law enforcement, educators, and community justice partners in combating and understanding gangs. This comprehensive guide represents the culmination of the Commission’s collaboration with federal, state, and city law enforcement partners and gang investigators. The Gang Book is distributed to every law enforcement agency in the city and state, as well as to schools, and is designed to prosecute, address, and reduce gang violence. It includes detailed gang profiles and maps, an explanation of the role of social media in gang interactions, information regarding suburban gang activity, an outline of the intersection between gangs and trafficking of guns and drugs, and a compilation of resources for parents and communities." - <http://www.chicagocrimecommission.org/>
Could not find information online about how many Gang Books had been published prior to this, the website only lists its current 2018 edition.